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ACC & Notre Dame Announce Five-Game Football Schedule

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Article Courtesy of the ACC:

GREENSBORO, NC-The Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Notre Dame today announced the ACC opponents the Fighting Irish will play in the first three seasons of their football partnership with the league that begins with the 2014 season.

 

As part of the agreement to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame will play five ACC teams each year, alternating between three home games and two away and two home games and three away each year. Notre Dame will face every ACC team at least once in the first three-year rotation of games.

 

"The football partnership between the ACC and Notre Dame will not only enhance our league's already ambitious football schedules but also will provide terrific fan excitement," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "One of the benefits, moving forward, is that almost all of our student-athletes will have an opportunity to play against Notre Dame during their ACC careers which is extremely special."

 

In 2014, Notre Dame will play host to Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest. The Irish will have road games against Florida State and Syracuse.

 

In 2015, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Virginia will play host to the Irish, with Notre Dame hosting Boston College and Georgia Tech.

 

In 2016, the Irish will play host to Duke, Miami and Virginia Tech and will have road contests with NC State and Syracuse.

 

Notre Dame's games with Syracuse in 2014, Pittsburgh and Boston College in 2015 and Miami and Syracuse in 2016 already had been tentatively listed on future Irish schedules.

 

Current ACC teams have played Notre Dame on 118 occasions, while the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, which officially join the ACC on July 1, will increase that figure to 192 games.

 

Pittsburgh (68 games), Georgia Tech (34 games), Miami (25 games) and Boston College (22 games) have been the most frequent opponents among current or future ACC teams for the Irish.

 

Virginia Tech and Louisville will be meeting Notre Dame in football for the first time.

 

Notre Dame will be making its first trips to NC State (2016) and Virginia (2015).

 

The actual dates for each game are still being determined.

(Listed in alphabetical order by ACC opponent)

 

The Schedule:

2014                                                            Series Record         First Meeting            Last Meeting

Notre Dame at Florida State        FSU Leads 5-2-0      1981                           2011

Louisville at Notre Dame             First Meeting             First Meeting             First Meeting

North Carolina at Notre Dame    ND Leads 16-2-0      1949                           2007

Notre Dame at Syracuse              Series tied 3-3-0       1914                           2008

Wake Forest at Notre Dame        ND Leads  2-0-0       2011                           2012

 

2015                                                            Series Record         First Meeting            Last Meeting

Boston College at Notre Dame   ND Leads 13-9-0      1975                           2012

Notre Dame at Clemson              Series Tied 1-1-0     1977                           1979

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame      ND Leads 27-6-1      1922                           2007

Notre Dame at Pittsburgh            ND Leads 47-20-1   1909                           2012

Notre Dame at Virginia                 ND Leads 1-0-0        1989                           1989              

 

2016                                                            Series Record         First Meeting            Last Meeting

Duke at Notre Dame                     ND leads 3-1-0         1958                           2007

Miami at Notre Dame                    ND leads 17-7-1       1955                           2012

Notre Dame at NC State              State Leads 1-0-0     2002                           2002

Notre Dame at Syracuse              Series Tied 3-3-0     1914                           2008

Virginia Tech at Notre Dame       First Meeting             First Meeting             First Meeting

 

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