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ACC & Notre Dame Announce Football Matchups Through 2025

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The announcement brings some clarity on Notre Dame's future schedules.

Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday afternoon the ACC announced a whole bunch of matchups between its conference members and the Fighting Irish Football team.

LINK TO ACC ANNOUNCEMENT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - The Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Notre Dame have announced their football playing dates through the 2025 season, formally sealing the partnership that began this season and will feature an average of five games per year between ACC teams and the Fighting Irish over a 12-year span.

The previously released three-year, 15-game schedule began with four games this fall and runs through 2016. The expanded slate released on Tuesday adds the matchups for the following nine years, with specific playing dates set through 2019.

Highlights include a pair of Labor Day Monday matchups in 2019 (at Louisville) and 2021 (at Florida State). The 60-game lineup will see Notre Dame play at least four games against each of the ACC's 14 football member schools. Each ACC team will host at least two home games against the Irish. ACC teams will play host to Notre Dame on 28 occasions, Notre Dame will play 29 home games and three will be played at neutral sites.

The games to be played in the future are as follows:

2015
1. Notre Dame at Virginia, 9/12
2. Georgia Tech at Notre Dame, 9/19
3. Notre Dame at Clemson, 10/3
4. Notre Dame at Pitt, 11/7
5. Wake Forest at Notre Dame, 11/14
6. Notre Dame vs. Boston College (Fenway Park), 11/21@

2016
1. Duke at Notre Dame, 9/24
2. Notre Dame vs. Syracuse (MetLife Stadium), 10/1*
3. Notre Dame at NC State, 10/8
4. Miami at Notre Dame, 10/29
5. Virginia Tech at Notre Dame, 11/19

2017
1. Notre Dame at Boston College, 9/16
2. Notre Dame at North Carolina, 10/07
3. NC State at Notre Dame, 10/28
4. Wake Forest at Notre Dame, 11/04
5. Notre Dame at Miami, 11/11

2018
1. Syracuse at Notre Dame, 9/22
2. Notre Dame at Virginia Tech, 10/13
3. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, 10/20
4. Florida State at Notre Dame, 11/10
5. Notre Dame at Wake Forest, 11/17

2019
1. Notre Dame at Louisville, 9/2 (Labor Day)
2. Virginia at Notre Dame, 9/28
3. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech, 10/19
4. Virginia Tech at Notre Dame, 11/02
5. Notre Dame at Duke, 11/09
6. Boston College at Notre Dame, 11/23

2020
1. Notre Dame at Wake Forest
2. Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
3. Duke at Notre Dame
4. Clemson at Notre Dame
5. Louisville at Notre Dame

2021
1. Notre Dame at Florida State, 9/6 (Labor Day)
2. Notre Dame at Virginia Tech
3. North Carolina at Notre Dame
4. Notre Dame at Virginia
5. Georgia Tech at Notre Dame

2022
1. Notre Dame at North Carolina
2. Notre Dame at Syracuse
3. Boston College at Notre Dame
4. Clemson at Notre Dame

2023
1. Notre Dame at NC State
2. Notre Dame at Duke
3. Notre Dame at Louisville
4. Wake Forest at Notre Dame
5. Notre Dame at Clemson
6. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame

2024
1. Miami at Notre Dame
2. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
3. Florida State at Notre Dame
4. Virginia at Notre Dame

2025
1. Notre Dame at Miami
2. NC State at Notre Dame
3. Notre Dame at Boston College
4. Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
5. Syracuse at Notre Dame

* - Designated ‘home' game for Syracuse
@ - Designated ‘home' game for Notre Dame

This now settles Notre Dame's scheduling for the next two seasons.

2015 Schedule

  • vs. Texas
  • at Virginia
  • vs. Georgia Tech
  • vs. UMass
  • at Clemson
  • vs. Navy
  • vs. USC
  • BYE
  • at Temple
  • at Pittsburgh
  • vs. Wake Forest
  • vs. Boston College (Fenway Park)
  • at Stanford

The ending to next season is not looking very good for strength of schedule purposes, although things could change of course. Overall, this looks like a very friendly schedule. There is going to be so much pressure to go unbeaten next year.

2016 Schedule

  • at Texas
  • vs. Nevada
  • vs. Michigan State
  • vs. Duke
  • at Syracuse (MetLife Stadium)
  • at NC State
  • vs. Stanford
  • BYE
  • vs. Miami
  • at Navy (site TBD)
  • vs. Army (Alamo Dome)
  • vs. Virginia Tech
  • at USC

This looks to be a much more balanced, and tougher, schedule than its predecessor.

We're now one game short of completing the 2017 schedule as well with home games against Georgia, Miami (OH), Navy, USC, NC State, and Wake Forest plus road games against Michigan State, Stanford, Boston College, North Carolina, and Miami.