ACC announces Notre Dame's 2014-16 conference opponents
With all the conference shuffling and renaming going on over the last few months, it's easy to forget that Notre Dame is joining the ACC in all sports except football but, beginning next fall, the Fighting Irish will stage five games a year against ACC opponents. The conference and school jointly announced Notre Dame's five games for the 2014-16 seasons on Friday afternoon.
“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,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in the conference's statement. “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.”
The dates will be worked out in future years, but here are Notre Dame's future opponents:
vs. North Carolina
vs. Wake Forest
at Florida State
vs. Boston College
vs. Georgia Tech
vs. Virginia Tech
at NC State
Each full-time ACC school will see Notre Dame once except for Syracuse, which gets to host the Fighting Irish twice. The conference stacked the schedule appropriately, with each of the ACC's heavyweights (Florida State, Clemson and Virginia Tech) spread out to appear once per season. The Fighting Irish in Death Valley. Beamer Ball at Touchdown Jesus. Is there any way we can move this agreement up a year?