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Notes: Pitt trio charged in street altercation

Fourth-ranked Notre Dame and Pittsburgh are looking to avoid distractions before their game in South Bend on Saturday.

The Fighting Irish (8-0) tried all week to distance themselves from talk about possibly playing for their first national championship since 1988. They skipped discussions about how the 2002 team stumbled at this same point.

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