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Taylor Swift, Notre Dame Fan

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And just why is the pop star singer rooting for Notre Dame? And how did she get to the sideline for yesterday’s Irish win?

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Swift’s younger brother Austin is a ND freshman. The Tribune’s Brian Hamilton picks up the story:

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For her first trip to a Notre Dame football game, Taylor Swift had one somewhat unthinkable request for a world-famous pop star: She wanted to sit with her brother in the student section.

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Notre Dame officials thought the better of that, however, and Swift watched from the sideline during the Irish’s 23-12 season-opening victory over Purdue.

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The visit wasn’t an extended one. Swift flew in Saturday morning and, immediately after the game, a car backed into the tunnel and she was whisked into it and out of the stadium.

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Swift fans, take note. Who knows? You might run into her at future ND games.