ACC announces future Notre Dame opponents
Tech and Irish to play four times between 2016 and 2021
October 21, 2014
BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech football team will take on Notre Dame four times between 2016 and 2021, as announced Tuesday by the ACC. As part of the agreement to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame will play an average of five ACC teams each year through 2025.
These will be the first football meetings between the two schools although most other Tech sports have made numerous trips to the campus when both schools were in the Big East together and now that both are in the ACC.
As previously released, the Hokies will travel to Notre Dame on Nov. 19, 2016. The conference announced Tuesday three more matchups: Oct. 13, 2018 in Blacksburg, Nov. 2, 2019 in South Bend and an undetermined date in 2021 in Blacksburg.
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.
“The football partnership between the ACC and Notre Dame is a terrific enhancement for all parties,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Notre Dame not only adds to our league’s already highly ambitious schedules, it also provides the opportunity for almost all of our student-athletes to play against Notre Dame during their careers. When you add in the excitement that it brings to our fans, there’s no question that this partnership is significant.”
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