South Bend, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Notre Dame announced that it will come out with soda cups with the team’s correctly spelled nickname before the next home game on Sept. 31.
The Fighting Irish made the announcement after some souvenir soda cups sold during their name against Temple Saturday had “FIGTHING IRISH” on them.
“The solution is to correct them, which we will do,” said university spokesman Dennis Brown said. “It was an unfortunate mistake.”
Notre Dame plays its next two games on the road, at Michigan and at Purdue, before returning home to play Michigan State on Sept. 21.
Brown declined to comment about how the spelling error occurred or exactly how many cups were printed with the error. He did say that only the 50-ounce cups had the error, not the more popular 32-ounce size.
“It’s an institutional responsibility, we’re not going to be blaming individuals,” Brown said.
Centerplate, the company that runs concessions for Notre Dame Stadium, did not return a call seeking comment.