No Big Ten opponents on Notre Dame's 2015 schedule
Notre Dame won't play any Big Ten opponents in 2015, marking the first time since 1914 the Irish won't play a school now a member of that conference.
The Irish will play Michigan and Purdue next season, but won't play Michigan State until 2016 as it ends some of its annual rivalry games. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick on Friday released schedules for the next three seasons.
Notre Dame has agreed to play five games a year against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents, but will play only four next season so it can keep its previously scheduled game against Northwestern. In 2015, Notre Dame will play six ACC opponents, with the extra game being a Notre Dame home game against Boston College at Fenway Park as part of its annual Shamrock Series.
The Irish will play at Clemson in 2015, the first time the Fighting Irish have come to Death Valley in 38 years.
The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame announced dates of the school's ACC games from 2014-16 Friday.
Notre Dame's last trip to Memorial Stadium was part of its national championship season in 1977. The fifth-ranked Fighting Irish were led by quarterback Joe Montana and defeated the 15th-ranked Tigers 21-17.
There were 36 players, including Montana and Clemson quarterback Steve Fuller, from that contest who went on to play in the NFL.
Clemson came back to win at Notre Dame two years later, 16-10.
There is no date yet when Clemson will play at Notre Dame.
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