The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic research university located in South Bend, Indiana that was founded in 1842. The Fighting Irish is the name of the sports teams that compete on behalf of the school in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. Though the school hosts a wide variety of sports, including fencing and lacrosse, its best known teams are its football, basketball and baseball clubs.
The Valparaiso Crusaders represents the athletic programs and
intercollegiate teams of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. The
school has NCAA Division I standing and competes in the Horizon League in all sports but football, which is a member of the Pioneer Football League. Valparaiso fields a wide range of men's and women's teams in sports such as football, volleyball, baseball, softball, swimming, cross country, basketball and tennis.