The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team plays as an independent in the NCAA and is from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. They are the founding member of the BCS Championship Series. The Fighting Irish have won eleven National Championships since their first season in 1887. Their key rivals include the USC Trojans, the University of Michigan Wolverines, the Michigan State Spartans and the US Naval Academy.
The colors of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are Gold and Navy. Their home games are played at the Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana.