ACC and Notre Dame Announce Five ACC Opponents for 2014-16


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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)

The Schedule:

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
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