NBC SPORTS ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 30TH SEASON OF NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL COVERAGE
Trevor Lawrence and Clemson Visit South Bend for First Time Since 1979 on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 P.M. ET on NBC
2020 Shamrock Series: Notre Dame Faces Wisconsin at Historic Lambeau Field on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 P.M. ET on NBC
Fighting Irish Host Longtime Rival Stanford on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 P.M. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 7, 2020 – NBC Sports’ unprecedented 30th season broadcasting Notre Dame Football will be highlighted in 2020 by three primetime games on NBC against some of the best programs in college football – Clemson, Wisconsin, and Stanford.
Three-time national coach of the year Brian Kelly will lead the Fighting Irish in search of a fourth-straight season with double-digit victories in 2020. After ranking among the top-15 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense a season ago, the Irish return their two leading tacklers at linebacker, veterans at the line on both sides of the ball, and a signal-caller in Ian Book poised to become the school’s all-time wins leader.
On Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, Notre Dame hosts QB Trevor Lawrence and Clemson in the first meeting between the two powerhouse programs since the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl. The Tigers went on to win the national title that season and have qualified for the College Football Playoff four of the last five years.
On Oct. 3, NBC Sports will present the 2020 Shamrock Series game between Notre Dame and Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The matchup will take place at iconic Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., which was named after former Fighting Irish player and Pro Football Hall of Famer Curly Lambeau.
The game will mark Notre Dame’s first visit to Lambeau Field and the first matchup between the Fighting Irish and the Badgers since Sept. 26, 1964, when Notre Dame won, 31-7, at Wisconsin.
The following weekend, on Oct. 10, Stanford travels to Notre Dame Stadium for a primetime matchup at 7:30 p.m. ET. In last year’s meeting, Notre Dame defeated Stanford, 45-24, at Stanford Stadium. The longtime rivals have met 34 times dating back to 1924, with Notre Dame holding a 21-13 advantage.
The Notre Dame on NBC season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 12, when the Fighting Irish host Arkansas and new Razorbacks head coach Sam Pittman at Notre Dame Stadium at 2:30 p.m. ET. The following week on Sept. 19, Notre Dame will host Western Michigan at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. On Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. ET, the Fighting Irish host Duke. The Notre Dame on NBC season concludes at 2:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 21 when Louisville travels to Notre Dame Stadium for senior day.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage of all 2020 Notre Dame home games.
2020 NBC NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE DATE TIME (ET) OPPONENT
Sat., Sept. 12 2:30 p.m.Arkansas
Sat., Sept. 19 2:30 p.m.Western Michigan
Sat., Oct. 3 7:30 p.m.Wisconsin*
Sat., Oct. 10 7:30 p.m. Stanford
Sat., Oct. 31 3:30 p.m.Duke
Sat., Nov. 7 7:30 p.m.Clemson
Sat., Nov. 21 2:30 p.m.Louisville
*at Lambeau Field
This year, NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame will celebrate their 30th season. NBC Sports Group and the University of Notre Dame began their landmark Notre Dame Football relationship in 1991 and have renewed the partnership numerous times.
This of course means that Notre Dame will have two night games inside Notre Dame Stadium (Clemson Tigers & Stanford Cardinal) — as well as the Shamrock Series game against the Wisconsin Badgers in Green Bay.
It’s also another year with a handful of 2:30 games at home with the Arkansas Razorbacks, Western Michigan Broncos, and Louisville Cardinals getting the odd time. The Duke Blue Devils will face the Irish during the “normal” time of 3:30.