ACC, Notre Dame extend football partnership through 2037

The new deal extends an original agreement that began in 2014 and will see each league team play the Irish four times over a 12-year period

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N.C. State quarterback Ryan Finley (15) looks to pass during the first half of the college football game against Notre Dame Saturday

Notre Dame still isn’t a full-fledged member of the ACC in football. But thanks to an extension of its partnership with the conference, the Irish will continue to play five games annually against ACC opponents for at least the next 20 years. The new deal, which was announced Thursday, calls for each league team to play Notre Dame four times through the 2037 season. It continues an original agreement that began three years ago and runs through 2025. “The ACC’s football partnership with Notre Dame has been extremely successful throughout our first four seasons,” commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. “As we look to the future, these games will continue to enhance the experience for our players, schools and fans.” North Carolina will play the Irish at home in 2026 and 2031 while traveling to South Bend in 2030 and 2036. The Tar Heels also have previously scheduled games against the Irish this fall (on Oct. 7 in Chapel Hill), in 2021 at Notre Dame and 2022 at home. NC State,which beat the Irish at Carter-Finley Stadium in a hurricane last season and will play them again at home in 2023 and on the road in 2025, have added games against Notre Dame to its schedule in 2029 and 2035 in Raleigh, and 2031 and 2037 in South Bend. Duke’s newly added games against the Irish will be played in 2027 and 2033 at Wallace Wade Stadium, and 2030 and 2035 at Notre Dame while Wake Forest will get home games in 2027 and 2037 to go along with trips to South Bend in 2029 and 2037. The Blue Devils’ previously scheduled games in the series are in 2019 and 2023 at home, and 2020 on the road. The Deacons are already set to play at the Irish on Nov. 4 this season with home games set for 2018 and 2020. Notre Dame is a full member of the ACC in all sports other than football. Here are all the football games against league opponents that were added to the schedule on Thursday: 2026
Notre Dame at Florida StateLouisville at Notre DameNotre Dame at North CarolinaSyracuse at Notre DameVirginia at Notre Dame2027
Notre Dame at ClemsonNotre Dame at DukeGeorgia Tech at Notre DameVirginia Tech at Notre DameNotre Dame at Wake Forest 2028
Boston College at Notre DameClemson at Notre DameMiami at Notre DameNotre Dame at PittNotre Dame at Virginia Tech 2029
Notre Dame at Florida StateGeorgia Tech at Notre DameNotre Dame at NC StateNotre Dame at SyracuseWake Forest at Notre Dame2030
Notre Dame at Boston College Duke at Notre Dame Florida State at Notre DameNotre Dame at Louisville North Carolina at Notre Dame2031
Aug. 30 Notre Dame at Clemson (Labor Day Monday night) Miami at Notre Dame Notre Dame at North Carolina NC State at Notre Dame Notre Dame at Virginia 2032
Florida State at Notre Dame Notre Dame at Georgia Tech Louisville at Notre Dame Notre Dame at Miami Wake Forest at Notre Dame 2033
Notre Dame at Boston CollegeNotre Dame at DukeNotre Dame at LouisvillePitt at Notre DameVirginia Tech at Notre Dame 2034
Clemson at Notre Dame Notre Dame at MiamiNotre Dame at PittSyracuse at Notre DameVirginia at Notre Dame 2035
Boston College at Notre Dame Duke at Notre Dame Notre Dame at Louisville Notre Dame at NC State Notre Dame at Virginia 2036
Florida State at Notre DameNotre Dame at Georgia TechNorth Carolina at Notre DamePitt at Notre DameSept. 1 Notre Dame at Virginia Tech (Labor Day Monday night) 2037
Notre Dame at ClemsonMiami at Notre DameNC State at Notre DameNotre Dame at SyracuseNotre Dame at Wake Forest