Dates, sites announced for Notre Dame series

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami and the University of Notre Dame have officially come to an agreement on the dates and sites of a future three-game football series between the schools.

The series will open with a neutral site game at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. Game two of the series is scheduled for four years later, with the Hurricanes traveling to South Bend, Ind. to face the Fighting Irish on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Notre Dame Stadium. The final game of the contract will be played at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017.

"I am excited to announce that the University of Miami has renewed its historic football rivalry with the University of Notre Dame," University of Miami Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. "Not only is it an outstanding opportunity for both programs, but it is great for the sport of college football."

The last time the two teams met in Miami, the Hurricanes cruised to a 27-10 win over Notre Dame at the Orange Bowl in 1989. Three of Miami's wins over Notre Dame came during the regular season of the Hurricanes' 1983, 1987 and 1989 national championship years. Notre Dame leads the all-time series between the two schools, 15-7-1.

Miami and Notre Dame recently made national headlines when it was announced the two programs would share the American Football Coaches Association's 2009 Academic Achievement Award, as both schools recorded a 100 percent graduation rate for members of its freshman football student-athlete class of 2002.

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