ACC and Notre Dame Announce Five ACC Opponents for 2014-16
GREENSBORO, NC—The Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Notre Dame today announced the ACC opponents the Fighting Irish will play in the first three seasons of their football partnership with the league that begins with the 2014 season.
As part of the agreement to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame will play five ACC teams each year, alternating between three home games and two away and two home games and three away each year. Notre Dame will face every ACC team at least once in the first three-year rotation of games.
“The football partnership between the ACC and Notre Dame will not only enhance our league’s already ambitious football schedules but also will provide terrific fan excitement,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “One of the benefits, moving forward, is that almost all of our student-athletes will have an opportunity to play against Notre Dame during their ACC careers which is extremely special.”
In 2014, Notre Dame will play host to Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest. The Irish will have road games against Florida State and Syracuse.
In 2015, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Virginia will play host to the Irish, with Notre Dame hosting Boston College and Georgia Tech.
In 2016, the Irish will play host to Duke, Miami and Virginia Tech and will have road contests with NC State and Syracuse.
Notre Dame’s games with Syracuse in 2014, Pittsburgh and Boston College in 2015 and Miami and Syracuse in 2016 already had been tentatively listed on future Irish schedules.
Current ACC teams have played Notre Dame on 118 occasions, while the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, which officially join the ACC on July 1, will increase that figure to 192 games.
Pittsburgh (68 games), Georgia Tech (34 games), Miami (25 games) and Boston College (22 games) have been the most frequent opponents among current or future ACC teams for the Irish.
Virginia Tech and Louisville will be meeting Notre Dame in football for the first time.
Notre Dame will be making its first trips to NC State (2016) and Virginia (2015).
The actual dates for each game are still being determined.
(Listed in alphabetical order by ACC opponent)
2014 Series Record First Meeting Last Meeting Notre Dame at Florida State FSU Leads 5-2-0 1981 2011 Louisville at Notre Dame First Meeting First Meeting First Meeting North Carolina at Notre Dame ND Leads 16-2-0 1949 2007 Notre Dame at Syracuse Series tied 3-3-0 1914 2008 Wake Forest at Notre Dame ND Leads 2-0-0 2011 2012 2015 Series Record First Meeting Last Meeting Boston College at Notre Dame ND Leads 13-9-0 1975 2012 Notre Dame at Clemson Series Tied 1-1-0 1977 1979 Georgia Tech at Notre Dame ND Leads 27-6-1 1922 2007 Notre Dame at Pittsburgh ND Leads 47-20-1 1909 2012 Notre Dame at Virginia ND Leads 1-0-0 1989 1989 2016 Series Record First Meeting Last Meeting Duke at Notre Dame ND leads 3-1-0 1958 2007 Miami at Notre Dame ND leads 17-7-1 1955 2012 Notre Dame at NC State State Leads 1-0-0 2002 2002 Notre Dame at Syracuse Series Tied 3-3-0 1914 2008 Virginia Tech at Notre Dame First Meeting First Meeting First Meeting