Purdue and Notre Dame add two games to future football series

By Kevin Kelley -

The Purdue Boilermakers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish previously announced a four-game football series for 2020-21 and 2024-25.

On Thursday, the two schools announced a two-game extension of the series making it six games overall. Dates were also changed for a few of the games.

In addition, the previously announced 2026 game was scheduled to be played at an undetermined neutral-site. That game will now be played at Purdue.

Below are the dates for the Purdue-Notre Dame six-game, home-and-home football series:

  • Sept. 18, 2021 at Notre Dame
  • Sept. 14, 2024 at Purdue
  • Sept. 20, 2025 at Notre Dame
  • Sept. 26, 2026 at Purdue
  • Sept. 4, 2027 at Notre Dame
  • Sept. 23, 2028 at Purdue

Purdue and Notre Dame have met 84 times on the gridiron. In their last meeting in 2014, Notre Dame defeated Purdue 30-14 in South Bend to extend their lead in the series to 56-26-2.

“Having been on the other side of the series some years ago, I am familiar with the history and tradition of the Purdue-Notre Dame matchup,” said Purdue athletics director Mike Bobinski. “Sellout crowds, national television, two outstanding universities in close proximity and intensely competitive games. I am excited that the series will resume and know our fans will be, as well.”

Purdue also confirmed our report from last week and officially announced future home games vs. Memphis (2020) and Indiana State (2022).

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No more 2020 game, leaving ND with 11 games on that year’s schedule, and 6 non-home games. The gap will likely be filled by either Michigan (in which case we see ND at Michigan in 2021 and ND pay a hefty buyout to BYU) or a G5 opponent (in which case ND plays @BYU in 2021). Either way it’s nice to see the ND-Purdue rivalry continue

Growing up seeing Notre Dame play Purdue and Michigan on the regular, it’s nice to see Notre Dame play them when it can. It does have ACC obligations to work around.

Pull the whistle! While it’s nice to see the ND-Purdue renewed, six games in eight seasons is a lot. It looks like Bobinski extracted two extra games for moving the 2020 game to 2026.