The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have finalized their 2014, 2015, and 2016 football schedules, director of athletics Jack Swarbrick announced today at a press conference.
Notre Dame was set to begin playing five ACC schools per season in 2014, but had to alter that due to scheduling conflicts. The Irish have moved their game next season vs. Wake Forest to 2015, so they will play four ACC schools in 2014 and six in 2015.
The 2014 schedule includes home games against Rice, Michigan, Stanford, North Carolina, Northwestern, and Louisville and road games at Florida State, Arizona State, and USC. Notre Dame will also face Syracuse in East Rutherford, NJ, Navy in Landover, MD, and Purdue in Indianapolis, which is the 2014 Shamrock Series game.
Notre Dame opens the 2015 season at home vs. Texas, and later hosts Georgia Tech, UMass, Navy, USC, and Wake Forest. Road games include Virginia, Clemson, Temple, Pittsburgh, and Stanford. The 2015 Shamrock Series game will be against Boston College at Fenway Park in Boston.
The Fighting Irish open the 2016 season at Texas. ND also travels to NC State, Syracuse (at East Rutherford, NJ), Navy (site TBD), and will face Army in the 2016 Shamrock Series game at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Home games include Nevada, Michigan State, Duke, Stanford, Miami (FL), and Virginia Tech.