Future ACC schedules come into focus

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With Notre Dame’s scheduling agreement in place with the ACC, Jack Swarbrick and the Irish athletic department can find some certainty in their future slates. That certainty was announced Tuesday, with dates for five ACC games in place through 2019 and matchups set through 2025.

While we already knew the 2014-16 schedule, locking into place matchups through 2025 allows Notre Dame’s athletic department to begin hunting down new opponents — and hopefully bringing back some old ones — as scheduling in the playoff era takes shape.

“Nine additional seasons of games against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents again adds both variety and quality to future University of Notre Dame football schedules,” Swarbrick said in a statement.

The Irish will average five ACC games over these years, with four games played in 2014, 2022 and 2024 and six games in 2015, 2019 and 2023. Four programs that have never played in Notre Dame Stadium will visit, with Louisville set for later this year, North Carolina State visiting in 2017, Virginia in 2018 and Virginia Tech in 2016. The Irish will also make their first visits to those campuses, and return to Clemson, Duke and Wake Forest, places they’ve only played once.

In 2015, Notre Dame’s new scheduling arrangement will be the first year in a century to not have a Big Ten team on the slate, with the conference reappearing in 2016 against Michigan State. The Irish will instead welcome Texas to the schedule in back to back seasons, followed by a two-game series in 2017 and 2019 with Georgia.

Here are the ACC dates moving forward:

 

2014

  1. Notre Dame vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium (Sept. 27) *
  2. North Carolina at Notre Dame (Oct. 11)
  3. Notre Dame at Florida State (Oct. 18)
  4. Louisville at Notre Dame (Nov. 22)

2015

  1. Notre Dame at Virginia (Sept. 12)
  2. Georgia Tech at Notre Dame (Sept. 19)
  3. Notre Dame at Clemson (Oct. 3)
  4. Notre Dame at Pittsburgh (Nov. 7)
  5. Wake Forest at Notre Dame (Nov. 14)
  6. Notre Dame vs. Boston College at Fenway Park (Nov. 21) @

2016

  1. Duke at Notre Dame (Sept. 24)
  2. Notre Dame vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium (Oct. 1) *
  3. Notre Dame at North Carolina State (Oct. 8)
  4. Miami at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)
  5. Virginia Tech at Notre Dame (Nov. 19)

2017

  1. Notre Dame at Boston College (Sept. 16)
  2. Notre Dame at North Carolina (Oct. 7)
  3. North Carolina State at Notre Dame (Oct. 28)
  4. Wake Forest at Notre Dame (Nov. 4)
  5. Notre Dame at Miami (Nov. 11)

2018

  1. Syracuse at Notre Dame (Sept. 22)
  2. Notre Dame at Virginia Tech (Oct. 13)
  3. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame (Oct. 20)
  4. Florida State at Notre Dame (Nov. 10)
  5. Notre Dame at Wake Forest (Nov. 17)

2019

  1. Notre Dame at Louisville (Sept. 2/Labor Day)
  2. Virginia at Notre Dame (Sept. 28)
  3. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)
  4. Virginia Tech at Notre Dame (Nov. 2)
  5. Notre Dame at Duke (Nov. 9)
  6. Boston College at Notre Dame (Nov. 23) 

2020

  1. Notre Dame at Wake Forest
  2. Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
  3. Duke at Notre Dame
  4. Clemson at Notre Dame
  5. Louisville at Notre Dame

2021

  1. Notre Dame at Florida State (Sept. 6/Labor Day)
  2. Notre Dame at Virginia Tech
  3. North Carolina at Notre Dame
  4. Notre Dame at Virginia
  5. Georgia Tech at Notre Dame

2022

  1. Notre Dame at North Carolina
  2. Notre Dame at Syracuse
  3. Boston College at Notre Dame
  4. Clemson at Notre Dame

2023

  1. Notre Dame at North Carolina State
  2. Notre Dame at Duke
  3. Notre Dame at Louisville
  4. Wake Forest at Notre Dame
  5. Notre Dame at Clemson
  6. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame

2024

  1. Miami at Notre Dame
  2. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech
  3. Florida State at Notre Dame
  4. Virginia at Notre Dame

2025

  1. Notre Dame at Miami
  2. North Carolina State at Notre Dame
  3. Notre Dame at Boston College
  4. Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
  5. Syracuse at Notre Dame