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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Ara Parseghian still bristles 50 years later at the notion No. 1 Notre Dame played for a tie against No. 2 Michigan State in one of the most famous games in college football history.The only play that we ran that would be suggestive of going for a tie was the last play of the game, the 93-year-old coaching great said.The Irish were without their top running back, quarterback Terry Hanratty had a separated shoulder after being hit by defensive lineman Bubba Smith, several other players were injured and backup quarterback Coley OBrien was ailing. Notre Dame didnt throw a pass in the final six plays and ran a quarterback sneak on the final play, leading to criticism of Parseghian.The Irish, who beat No. 10 USC 51-0 a week later, were named national champions by The Associated Press and in the coaches poll, while the Spartans, whose season was over, finished No. 2. Michigan State was declared national champions by others.Its been 21 years since college football had its last tie, so todays players and many fans might wonder how any game that ended without resolution could be so memorable. But they are. And they served as linchpins in many an argument over who was best, too.That 1966 game has been described as the Game of the Century, as was another Notre Dame tie , a 0-0 game between top-rated Army and the second-ranked Irish at Yankee Stadium in 1946. The Irish finished No. 1 both times while their undefeated opponent finished No. 2 in the AP poll -- the only two times thats happened. In 1953, top-ranked Notre Dame fell to No. 2 following a 14-14 tie with No. 20 Iowa in a game where two players were accused of faking injuries to stop the clock at the end of both halves to score. Maryland won the title that season with the Irish No. 2.Other famous ties include fourth-ranked Michigan tying No. 1 Ohio State 10-10 in 1973, No. 1 Texas holding on for a 15-15 tie with No. 3 Oklahoma in 1984 and a game in 1968 that led the Harvard school newspaper to run the famous headline Harvard Beats Yale 29-29.Without an outcome, the debate of who the better team was lasts forever, said Kent Stephens, historian at the College Football Hall of Fame. The teams will always debate who was better Michigan State or Notre Dame? Its a question that remains in some peoples minds unresolved.Most of todays players werent alive when the last tie was played and find a game with national championship implications ending without a winner incomprehensible.I couldnt imagine that, Michigan State linebacker Riley Bullough said. I think the fans would be even more upset probably than the players, because theyre crazy down there and up here.Notre Dame left tackle Mike McGlinchey said it would be frustrating.That would absolutely drive me in insane. It was 1 versus 2, and the game ends in a tie, he said. I dont know if Id be able to stomach that one.Michigan State defensive back Demetrious Cox said hes not sure he could let a game end in a tie.We might meet somewhere else. We might play in the parking lot or something, he said.Former Oklahoma coach Bud Wilkinson, working as a color commentator at the 10-10 game, said in the closing seconds of the broadcast : If the game does end in a tie, Chris, it makes you feel they ought to have an extra period in college football.Those who played in those games said ties were just accepted.There was no discussion about overtime. A tie was a tie, said Terry Brennan, who played in the 0-0 tie against Army.Not going for a tie had its consequences. In the 1984 Orange Bowl, top-ranked Nebraska cut No. 5 Miamis lead to 31-30 with 48 seconds left on a 24-yard touchdown run by Jeff Smith on fourth and 8. Former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer remembers watching on television and seeing Nebraska coach Tom Osborne call for a two-point conversion.Im saying, `Tom, dont do this, You were No. 1 going in. If its a tie, you dont lose the national championship, Switzer said.Osborne, though, says that is simply conjecture.I remember the controversy over the 10-10 tie with Notre Dame and Michigan State, and the idea of one coach or the other settling for a tie, I dont think I would have voted for a coach who had a chance to win and settle for a tie, he said.Stephens, the college football historian, said he thinks todays FBS overtime is contrived because it eliminates field position from strategy.I dont think it really and truly reflects the abilities of the teams with this overtime system, said Stephens, saying he prefers ties.Most, though, prefer overtime.I think that its better to declare a winner, Brennan said You want to win. You dont want to be tied.----AP Sports Writers Eric Olson in Omaha, Nebraska, and Noah Trister in East Lansing, Michigan, contributed to this report.---AP college football site: http://collegefootball.ap.org Clearance Shoes Canada . 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Wales international hooker Richard Hibbard has followed England number eight Ben Morgan in agreeing a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Gloucester.The west country club announced 32-year-old Hibbards deal on Tuesday.Of his 56 Gloucester appearances, 52 have been starts, while he has won 38 Wales caps and featured in all three Tests during the 2013 British and Irish Lions Australia tour.Morgan, meanwhile, signed a new Gloucester contract last week.Richard is another key signing for us, Gloucester rugby director David Humphreys told the clubs official website.We knew we were bringing in an international-calibre hooker when he siggned, and hes been a very big part of our forward effort ever since he arrived.ddddddddddddHe brings a wealth of experience and a winning attitude to the side, as well as a massive physical presence.Hibbard, who joined Gloucester from the Ospreys in 2014, added: I feel Ive improved my game since I arrived.The Aviva Premiership is a tough league, there are no easy games, and I think that has actually benefited me as a player. 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