Seven Notre Dame players tested positive for COVID-19, postponing this weekend's game at Wake Forest. More than 20 major college games have been shuffled. Meanwhile, the SEC kicks off this weekend.
The Tar Heels are scheduled to begin its season Sept. 12 at home against ACC foe Syracuse.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced a revised 10-game football schedule for the 2020 season that includes Notre Dame getting 10 ACC games.
"The necessary health precautions would have greatly diminished the educational value of hosting the debate on our campus," said University of Notre Dame President Reverend John I. Jenkins.
A fire last April, engulfed the interior of the cathedral and caused its famed spire which was first built in the 13th century, to come crashing down.
It also set a record for a freshman basketball player in the Atlantic Coast Conference, perhaps the best basketball conference in history.
The Fighting Irish travel to Michigan looking for a first in Ann Arbor in 14 years to keep their playoffs hopes alive.
The pick of the crop of the Week 4 games sees the No. 4-ranked Bulldogs host the No. 7-ranked Fighting Irish.
As a Roma woman I can't help but think of the role that Notre Dame has played in the stereotypes about "Gypsies."
"Do not believe the conspiracy and demand a culprit at all costs," said the curate of a Paris church targeted by a suspected arsonist last month.
St Sulpice was the scene of a blaze after midday mass on March 17.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the international competition would decide whether the new spire would replicate the original or take a more modern turn.
Several right-wing commentators have suggested the fire was set intentionally, though have provided no evidence to support their claims.
"I really believe that it is our duty to turn this catastrophe into a coming together [experience]," the French president said.
The Fondation du Patrimoine, a private body that protects French heritage, said it intends to launch an international appeal for donations to help rebuild the cathedral.
We are immersed in a Western way of thinking that equates authenticity with preserving the original materials. But not all societies think like this.
The Paris prosecutor's office opened an inquiry late Monday into involuntary destruction by fire, excluding a criminal motive.
With Notre Dame "you do have the sense that a living, breathing faith is just becoming actually a museum. An art gallery. A storage facility," conservative commentator Mark Steyn said.
"Everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame," Notre Dame spokesperson Andre Finot said.
"It is disappointing that the University of Notre Dame is ignoring the persistent pleas of their students."