- Jun 10, 2005
Didn't ND twice try to join the Big 10+4 back in the Rockne era? They were turned down because the anti Catholic KKK was so strong in the Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio areas. Prejudice kept the Irish out of the Big 10+4. If I was ND, I’d keep turning them down. I think ND would be a lot like Northwestern or Vanderbilt had they been allowed to join decades ago.