I think...
by Hunt (2019-02-11 09:15:04)

In reply to: What's the rationale behind a Tuesday game?  posted by El Kabong

The rest of the Big Ten played this weekend, so it seems like this was our regularly scheduled Big Ten bye in the second half of the season, due to there being seven teams. Michigan played a two-gamer vs. Michigan State.

There were two other full two-game series in the Big Ten January 4th-5th, plus the ND/UM outdoor game. So it seems like that "should" have been the two game home series vs. Michigan, but ND probably asked UM to move the game to make the outdoor game stand alone, plus you had the students gone and campus still in recovery mode from all things Winter Classic.