ND, ACC opponents set through 2025

Notre Dame's 2015 and 2016 complete football schedules were made official in December 2013. Today the university and the Athletic Coast Conference announced future conference matchups through the 2025 football season, with game dates set for contests from the present through 2019.

Are you ready for some weeknight football?

For the first time since Notre Dame traveled to Vanderbilt to kickoff its 1996 football season, the Irish program will participate in weeknight, prime time contests as part of its partial scheduling agreement with the Athletic Coast Conference.

Two games -- 2019 at Louisville and 2021 at Florida State -- will be played in prime time on Labor Day.

Included in today's announcement was news that all 14 ACC programs will visit Notre Dame Stadium at least twice between the current season and 2025. As well, each ACC team will host the Irish at least twice in that span.

In addition to this season, Notre Dame will play four games vs. ACC foes in 2022 and 2024, but six vs. ACC schools in 2015, 2019, and 2023. The remainder will include five contests against conference teams including the already-set 2016 slate.

Notre Dame vice president and director of athletics Jack Swarbrick noted the following through a release provided by UND.com.

“Nine additional seasons of games against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents again adds both variety and quality to future University of Notre Dame football schedules.

“Over those nine years, four ACC programs that have never played in Notre Dame Stadium (Louisville, NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech) will come to South Bend, and two others that have only played at Notre Dame one time (Wake Forest and Clemson) also will travel to our campus. 

“On the other side of the coin, during that period we will take our team to four ACC campuses at which Notre Dame never has played football (Louisville, North Carolina State, Virginia and Virginia Tech), plus three others (Clemson, Duke and Wake Forest) where our team has played only once.”

Added ACC commissioner John Swofford.

“The football partnership between the ACC and Notre Dame is a terrific enhancement for all parties. Notre Dame not only adds to our league’s already highly ambitious schedules, it also provides the opportunity for almost all of our student-athletes to play against Notre Dame during their careers. When you add in the excitement that it brings to our fans, there’s no question that this partnership is significant.”

ACC and the Irish

Reviewing 12 seasons of matchups between the Irish and the Athletic Coast Conference.

2014 (4):
-- Notre Dame vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium (Sept. 27) *
-- North Carolina at Notre Dame (Oct. 11
-- Notre Dame at Florida State (Oct. 18)
-- Louisville at Notre Dame (Nov. 22)

2015 (6):
-- Notre Dame at Virginia (Sept. 12)
-- Georgia Tech at Notre Dame (Sept. 19)
-- Notre Dame at Clemson (Oct. 3)
-- Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (Nov. 7)
-- Wake Forest at Notre Dame (Nov. 14)
-- Notre Dame vs. Boston College at Fenway Park (Nov. 21) @

2016 (5):
-- Duke at Notre Dame (Sept. 24)
-- Notre Dame vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium (Oct. 1) *
-- Notre Dame at North Carolina State (Oct. 8)
-- Miami at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)
-- Virginia Tech at Notre Dame (Nov. 19)

Note: The complete schedule for 2015 and 2016 can be found here.

2017 (5):
-- Notre Dame at Boston College (Sept. 16)
-- Notre Dame at North Carolina (Oct. 7)
-- North Carolina State at Notre Dame (Oct. 28)
-- Wake Forest at Notre Dame (Nov. 4)
-- Notre Dame at Miami (Nov. 11)

2018 (5):
-- Syracuse at Notre Dame (Sept. 22)
-- Notre Dame at Virginia Tech (Oct. 13)
-- Pittsburgh at Notre Dame (Oct. 20)
-- Florida State at Notre Dame (Nov. 10)
-- Notre Dame at Wake Forest (Nov. 17)

2019 (6):
-- Notre Dame at Louisville (Sept. 2/Labor Day)
-- Virginia at Notre Dame (Sept. 28)
-- Notre Dame at Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)
-- Virginia Tech at Notre Dame (Nov. 2)
-- Notre Dame at Duke (Nov. 9)
-- Boston College at Notre Dame (Nov. 23)

2020 (5):
-- Notre Dame at Wake Forest
-- Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
-- Duke at Notre Dame
-- Clemson at Notre Dame
-- Louisville at Notre Dame

2021 (5):
-- Notre Dame at Florida State (Sept. 6/Labor Day)
-- Notre Dame at Virginia Tech
-- North Carolina at Notre Dame
-- Notre Dame at Virginia
-- Georgia Tech at Notre Dame

2022 (4):
-- Notre Dame at North Carolina
-- Notre Dame at Syracuse
-- Boston College at Notre Dame
-- Clemson at Notre Dame

2023 (6):
-- Notre Dame at North Carolina State
-- Notre Dame at Duke
-- Notre Dame at Louisville
-- Wake Forest at Notre Dame
-- Notre Dame at Clemson
-- Pittsburgh at Notre Dame

2024 (4):
-- Miami at Notre Dame
-- Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
-- Florida State at Notre Dame
-- Vrginia at Notre Dame

2025 (5):
-- Notre Dame at Miami
-- North Carolina State at Notre Dame
-- Notre Dame at Boston College
-- Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
-- Syracuse at Notre Dame

* Designated home game for Syracuse
@ Designated Shamrock Series game for Notre Dame


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