COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s swimming team travels to South Bend, Ind., to swim against Notre Dame at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. The meet between the Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish will be the first dual meet in South Bend between the two schools in 20 years.

“This is the first time in 20 years that Ohio State will be swimming at Notre Dame,” Ohio State coach Bill Wadley said. “We are excited about visiting the campus and we’ll be taking a deep team with us because we expect it to be a very good meet.”

Notre Dame coach Tim Welsh echoed Wadley’s comments about the competitive nature of the meet.

“Ohio State may be the fastest team to visit Notre Dame this season,” Welsh said. “They swim very well in dual meets, and we are expecting this to be one of our toughest this season. Hopefully this will bring out fast swims on our end as well.”

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Ohio State is 3-0 this season with dual meet wins over Kenyon, Cincinnati and Miami. The Buckeyes are ranked 11t in the first of six College Swim Coaches Association dual meet polls that will come out this season. Notre Dame is 3-2 this season with wins over Pittsburgh, Cleveland State and Miami and losses to USC and Purdue.

The Buckeyes are led by 20th year head coach Bill Wadley, who is 170-31 at Ohio State and 194-41 in 23 years as a head coach. Wadley’s teams have finished third and fourth at the past two Big Ten championships, respectively. Notre Dame coach Tim Welsh is in his 19th year in South Bend and has led the Fighting Irish to BIG EAST championships in three of the past four years.

Notre Dame will visit Columbus and the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Dec. 5-7 for the 2008 Ohio State Swimming & Diving Invitational.

Coach Vince Panzano is with his diving team at Texas A&M University the site of the 2008 men’s and women’s NCAA swimming and diving championships for a three-day diving invitational that starts Friday and runs through Sunday.