Notre Dame announces 2017 Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have announced their 2017 football schedule, which features games against Georgia, Michigan State, Stanford, and USC.

Notre Dame opens the 2017 season with back-to-back games at home vs. the Temple Owls (Sept. 2) and the Georgia Bulldogs (Sept. 9). They later host Miami (OH), USC, NC State, Wake Forest, and Navy.

The Fighting Irish’s first road game is at the Boston College Eagles on Sept. 16. Other road games include Michigan State, North Carolina, Miami (FL), and Stanford.

Notre Dame will not play a Shamrock Series game during the 2017 season because athletic director Jack Swarbrick said he wanted seven home games.

“In 2017, the first year in which we will compete in the renovated stadium, we thought it was important to maximize the opportunity for our fans to attend a home game,” said Swarbrick. “We look forward to restoring the Shamrock Series tradition in 2018 and the years beyond.”

2017 Notre Dame Football Schedule

  • 09/02 – Temple
  • 09/09 – Georgia
  • 09/16 – at Boston College
  • 09/23 – at Michigan State
  • 09/30 – Miami (OH)
  • 10/07 – at North Carolina
  • 10/14 – OFF
  • 10/21 – USC
  • 10/28 – NC State
  • 11/04 – Wake Forest
  • 11/11 – at Miami (FL)
  • 11/18 – Navy
  • 11/25 – at Stanford
  1. Day
    May 12, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Not a bad line-up, mostly weak teams from the ACC though & only one B10.

    • Travis B
      May 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Catholics vs. Convicts game isn’t bad and UNC is a better ACC team. I really like the game with UGA the most though!

    • Dave
      May 23, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      Stop, ND has proven their worth against real teams. They’re nothing more than a polished up Harvard. Heck
      BC gave them all they could handle last season and they didn’t have a QB. It’s over and the Irish fans should just enjoy the top of college footballs mediocre stage which ND occupies

  2. Jay
    May 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    They have to play the acc teams provided given the agreement they have.

    Least the rivals are there

    • Vegas Saxon
      May 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      but I’d rather watch ND v Michigan than ND vs Temple or Miami (OH) in September.

  3. Shep
    May 12, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    That is one hell of a schedule – kudos for that one to the ND AD.

  4. kelly, chris
    May 13, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    this schedule is very tough. it has not been since 1966 since i routed for the got me now. TCU is the best team in the country. what a long range bet for vegas i.e. incredible value. the irish depth is great. i look forward to see them play TCU in the playoff. great season coming up. dont get caught in a letdown vs M/O LOOKING AHEAD TO N.C.

  5. Jeff porter
    May 15, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Every year is a tough schedule at N.D. Looking forward too see how they do GO IRISH

  6. Tully
    May 15, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    ND sooner or later going to have to get a schedule that has at least 10 regular season games with P5 teams. As it stands now ND plays only nine games with P5 teams in 2016 and 2017.
    In 2016 only Baylor and ND will play just 9 games with P5 teams and no CCG.

    In 2017 ND will be the only team which only plays 9 games with P5 teams and no CCG. I think in 2017 there are already 45 P5 teams which will play at least 10 regular season games with P5 teams.

    • Andy
      May 15, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      While your point isn’t without merit, Navy has been consistently better than most lower-tier P5 teams in recent years, and it’s far from improbable that Temple would be as well. In general, I’d like ND to schedule 10 P5 teams per year too, but 9 plus Navy is adequate, and add a potentially-good Temple in there too and that’s an impressive slate.

    • Dukes
      July 2, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Tully do your research before you make comments. Georgia is the only team in the SEC that plays 10 P5 teams. Every other plays 9 and many of those teams are FCS. And before you use the stale “but they play in the SEC so their schedules are already hard. Kentucky, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Arkansas and the rest of the bottom of the VERY top heavy SEC is on those schedules. In less than 3 minutes I found an entire conference that proves you’re a moron. C’mon Tully do a little better job of hiding your ignorance.

  7. JackStriker
    May 16, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Tully. Look all the wayyyyyyyyy back to 2014. 10 P5’s, plus Rice & Navy.

  8. crimson tsunami
    May 16, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Everyone is accountable for thier scheduling. Just ask Stanford. It can be a double edged sword.
    Respectable SOS. No Big 12 team.

  9. Roberto Andino
    May 19, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Well if I keep slipping off of Notre Dame’s history and tradition but Notre Dame is not that team no more from the sixties seventies and eighties fifties so let’s get over this and have Notre Dame join a conference this schedule is not all that tough Georgia might be the best team they playing against

  10. Pete
    June 13, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Gooooooooo team! Lmao

    September 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    The only ELITE team in America that never made the playoffs, and never won a BCS bowl game. Playoffs will be expanded and ND will only have to win 8 games to qualify because they were good 30 years ago.

  12. John Doe
    September 10, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Notre Dame plays a military team that has no blue chip player each year abd calls that a game. Conference teams like Alabama not only have to go undefeated during the regular season but have to risk it all in the form of a conference championship. Lose that one game and the season is pretty much just an invitation to a bowl game (consolation game). ND on the other hand plays their schedule with lots of cupcakes and a couple of contenders and then gets an extra bye week with nothing to lose. How is that fair? And let’s not forget ND’s supporter in the form of NBC (Notre Dame’s Bowl Channel). How many teams can lay claim to a major network sponsor? If they were to join a conference, this would become a major issue regarding fairness.