ACC, Notre Dame announce games for 2014-16

ACC, Notre Dame announce games for 2014-16

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]otre Dame and the ACC announced last year that the school had entered into a scheduling agreement that essentially made the Irish partial conference members. Today, the ACC announced the opponents that Notre Dame will face in the first three years of the partnership, which begins in 2014.

Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins (left) and John Swofford announced the scheduling partnership last year.

Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins (left) and John Swofford announced the scheduling partnership last year.

The Fighting Irish 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.

That means eight of the first 15 games will be played in South Bend. Two of the games — Louisville in 2014 and Virginia Tech in 2016 — mark the first meeting between the two teams.

“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.”

Below is a look at the games, the teams’ last meeting and the series record:

2014
at Florida State (2011, FSU Leads 5-2-0)
Louisville (First meeting)
North Carolina (2007, ND Leads 16-2-0)
at Syracuse (2008, Series tied 3-3-0)
Wake Forest (2012, ND Leads 2-0-0)

2015
Boston College (2012, ND Leads 13-9-0)
at Clemson (1979, Series Tied 1-1-0)
Georgia Tech (2007, ND Leads 27-6-1)
at Pittsburgh (2012, ND Leads 47-20-1)
at Virginia (1989, ND Leads 1-0-0)

2016
Duke (2007, ND leads 3-1-0)
Miami (2012, ND leads 17-7-1)
at North Carolina State (2002, State Leads 1-0-0)
Virginia Tech (First meeting)

Photo credit: Gerry Broome / AP

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