QUOTE(Dave in Green @ Jun 29 2012, 12:11 PM)
Word out of UA is that ND ran into a scheduling conflict and bought out of the Zips game. Add that up with the latest word out of ND that the Irish are considering moving their Olympic sports to the Big 12 and, as part of the agreement, could eventually schedule up to six football games per season against Big 12 teams.
Could be just a coincidence that the Zips' series against the Big 12's Iowa State should be announced at virtually the same time that the ND game is dropped and ND is rumored to be scheduling up to half of their football games against Big 12 opponents. But it all fits together pretty well.
I don't see the fit. Iowa State is the bone thrown to the Zips to replace ND!