Matt Cashore / IrishIllustrated.com

Georgia, USC get primetime kickoffs

For a second straight season Notre Dame will play two home night games, with Georgia and USC getting the primetime treatment. The school also announced its 2018 and 2019 schedules.

Notre Dame’s push to play in primetime will continue this fall.

On Wednesday the school announced kickoff times for its seven home games and its full schedules for the 2018-19 seasons. Those future slates don’t include Shamrock Series, but athletics director Jack Swarbrick has said those off-site games will return. Until the game is chosen to move, Notre Dame is scheduled to play seven home games in each of the next three seasons.

As for this fall, games against Georgia (Sept. 9) and USC (Oct. 21) will kick off in primetime on NBC. The Irish hosted Michigan State and Stanford in primetime last season, losing both games.

In a scheduling quirk to accommodate NBC, the Sept. 30 game against Miami of Ohio will kick off at 5 p.m. and be moved to NBCSN. That move was triggered by NBC’s coverage of NASCAR and golf.

Home games against Temple (Sept. 2), N.C. State (Oct. 28), Wake Forest (Nov. 4) and Navy (Nov. 18) will all kick off at the traditional 3:30 p.m. start on NBC.

All five road games – Boston College, Michigan State, North Carolina, Miami and Stanford – are listed with a TBD start time.

As for future slates, Notre Dame announced full 2018 and 2019 schedules.

2018

Date

Opponent

Sept. 1

Michigan

Sept. 8

Ball State

Sept. 15

Vanderbilt

Sept. 22

at Wake Forest

Sept. 29

Stanford

Oct. 6

at Virginia Tech

Oct. 13

Pittsburgh

Oct. 20

Bye

Oct. 27

Navy (San Diego)

Nov. 3

at Northwestern

Nov. 10

Florida State

Nov. 17

Syracuse

Nov. 24

at USC

2019

Date

Opponent

Sept. 2

at Louisville

Sept. 7

Bye

Sept. 14

New Mexico

Sept. 21

at Georgia

Sept. 28

Virginia

Oct. 5

Bowling Green

Oct. 12

USC

Oct. 19

Bye

Oct. 26

at Michigan

Nov. 2

Virginia Tech

Nov. 9

at Duke

Nov. 16

Navy

Nov. 23

Boston College

Nov. 30

at Stanford


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