February 27, 2014
February 20, 2014
The University of Notre Dame has announced kickoff times for its six home football games for the 2014 season—as well as for its home-away-from-home game against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.:
|Aug. 30||Rice||3:30 p.m. EDT||NBC|
|Sept. 6||Michigan||7:30 p.m. EDT||NBC|
|Sept. 13||*Purdue||7:30 p.m. EDT||NBC|
|Sept. 27||at Syracuse||TBD||ABC/ESPN|
|Oct. 4||Stanford||3:30 p.m. EDT||NBC|
|Oct. 11||North Carolina||3:30 p.m. EDT||NBC|
|Oct. 18||at Florida State||TBD||ABC/ESPN|
|Nov. 1||vs. Navy||TBD||CBS|
|Nov. 8||at Arizona State||TBD||TBD|
|Nov. 15||Northwestern||3:30 p.m. EST||NBC|
|Nov. 22||Louisville||3:30 p.m. EST||NBC|
|Nov. 29||at USC||TBD||TBD|
*Shamrock Series game
The Irish will play back-to-back night games, kicking off at 7:30 PM EDT, against Michigan (Sept. 6) and Purdue (Sept. 13). The Purdue contest will be played in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium as part of the sixth annual Shamrock Series weekend. All other home games are slated for 3:30 PM EDT. As in previous years, NBC will air all of Notre Dame’s home games.
Start times for Notre Dame’s five road games have not yet been announced. Contests against Syracuse (Sept. 27) and Florida State (Oct. 18) will be televised on either ABC or ESPN. In 2013, all three of Notre Dame’s regular season road games on ABC/ESPN kicked off in prime-time.
Please note that South Bend observes Eastern time (including DST) all year around. In 2014, daylight time ends and standard time begins on Nov. 2. … Read More
February 20, 2014
The University of Notre Dame announced the largest building project in its 172-year history, integrating the academy, student life and athletics with the construction of more than 750,000 square feet in three new buildings attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million.
February 11, 2014
Unlocking the Gates for the 2014 Season in 200 Days
Well, Irish fans, the countdown is on! With 200 days until the first Game Day of the 2014 season, our team is busy planning for an exciting season!
We have a lot in the works, and we can’t wait to share it all with you! Until then, if you’re planning to come to campus for a game, be sure to make your arrangements early!
Looking for a hotel in the South Bend area? Click here for a full list of hotel where the Irish go to rest on game weekends. Hotels fill up quickly!
Planning your travel? There are a multitude of ways to get to South Bend. As you look to make your travel arrangements, we thought we’d share some information about your options to help you plan your travel!
If you would like to fly into O’Hare International Airport, you can drive, train, or bus to Notre Dame:
- Click here for directions from O’Hare International Airport to Notre Dame.
- Click here for information on the South Shore train from O’Hare.
- Click here for information on the Coach USA bus from O’Hare.
If you would like to fly into Midway Airport, the drive to ND is just under 93 miles:
- Click here for directions from Midway Airport.
If you’re flying into South Bend, buses, taxis and rental cars are available:
- Click here for information on ground transportation from the airport.
When planning your travel, remember that we have a lot going on around campus on Football Fridays, from the Kickoff Luncheon to Tunnel Tours to the Pep Rally. You won’t want to miss everything Notre Dame does to kickoff a game weekend! For more information on Football Friday events, click here
As you plan your trip, if you have questions that are not answered by this website, please feel free to email our team at email@example.com. We are happy to help in any and all ways we can!
Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming season! Go Irish! … Read More
February 05, 2014
Notre Dame announced their 2014 recruiting class today, welcoming 23 new student-athletes to the Irish roster. Coach Brian Kelly and company put together a top-10 class, with depth in the trenches being key.
In this year’s class, Notre Dame landed an impressive group of defensive commitments. The Irish restocked the trenches with an exciting group of front seven recruits including one of the nation’s elite inside linebackers and a couple of big-time defensive linemen from New York. The Irish also added an elite cornerback out of the Lone Star state and a versatile safety from Huntertown here in Indiana.
Coach Kelly and company continued their recruiting success on the offensive side of the ball, signing four offensive linemen, giving the Irish one of the nation’s best offensive line hauls for the second year in a row headlined by a 5-star offensive tackle. Coach Kelly was also able to snag two wide receivers and two tight ends at the offensive skill positions, giving the Irish an excellent combination of size and speed. To round off the offense, for the second year in a row, Notre Dame added a dual threat quarterback out of Ohio, tailor-made for Brian Kelly’s offense.
Here’s Kelly’s initial reaction to the group.
“I really like the fact that this has come together and the fact that it really represents for us going into our fifth year the one thing that I believe that you’re looking for, and that is depth across the board,” Kelly said. “I think some of the things that stand out, 18 of these recruits that are in this class were in the top 15 in their position group, and so that’s what we were trying to achieve in this class.”
Let’s take a look at the group as a whole:
- Five-star OT Alex Bars (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell)
- Four-star WR Corey Holmes (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Saint Thomas Aquinas)
- Four-star DE Andrew Trumbetti (Demarest, N.J./Northern Valley Region)
- Four-star TE Tyler Luatua (La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada)
- Four-star CB Nick Watkins (Dallas/Bishop Dunne)
- Four-star OG Quenton Nelson (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Catholic)
- Four-star ILB Greer Martini (Woodberry Forest, Va./Woodberry Forest)
- Four-star TE Nic Weishar (Chicago/Marist)
- Four-star WR Justin Brent (Speedway, Ind./Speedway)
- Four-star OG Sam Mustipher (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel)
- Four-star DT Jay Hayes (Brooklyn, N.Y./Poly Prep)
- Four-star QB-DT DeShone Kizer (Toledo, Ohio/Central Catholic)
- Four-star OLB Nile Sykes (Lombard, Ill./Montini Catholic)
- Four-star DT Daniel Cage (Cincinnati/Winton Woods)
- Four-star DE Jonathan Bonner (Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway Central)
- Four-star DE Grant Blankenship (The Colony, Texas/The Colony)
- Three-star OT Jimmy Byrne (Cleveland/Saint Ignatius)
- Three-star OLB Drue Tranquill (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll)
- Four-star DT Peter Mokwuah (Staten Island, St. Joseph By the Sea)
- Three-star K Tyler Newsome (Carrollton, Ga./Carrollton)
- Three-star DE Kolin Hill (Schertz, Texas/Samuel Clemens)
- Three-star DE Jhonathon Williams (Berrien Springs, Mich./Berrien Springs)
- Four-star ILB Nyles Morgan (Crete, Ill./Crete Monee)
February 05, 2014
Happy Signing Day, Irish Fans!
Here in South Bend we are watching the signed National Lettters of Intent roll in from across the country! Click here to see who has decided to join the Irish in 2014.
January 30, 2014
Pat McKillen was named Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist, according to a year-end poll from The Deli Magazine. The award represents the top musical act as voted on by the magazine’s readers, as well as “scene expert” jurors around America. Pat, a 2010 graduate, has performed at numerous pep rallies and venues in South Bend. As one of our own, we want to take a moment and congratulate Pat on this huge accomplishment!
January 14, 2014
Notre Dame (9-4) finished No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 24 in the USA Today coaches poll. As the Irish prepare to head into the 2014 season, they are looking at five teams on the schedule that ranked in each of the final polls. The season will kick-off on August 30 against Conference USA Champion Rice, as the Irish open at home for the seventh time in eight years. One week later, Notre Dame will play Michigan for the last time before the rivalry takes an indefinite break.
September will continue with the Irish heading to Indianapolis, IN for the sixth Shamrock Series game, where they will take on Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium. The game will be the last in the Notre Dame-Purdue series until 2020.
A bye week precedes the Irish’s first ACC game, which will be played against Syracuse in East Rutherford, NJ. The game is ND’s first match-up against Syracuse since 2008, when the Orange upset the Irish in South Bend 24-23.
October presents the Irish with their first test against a ranked opponent, when two time defending PAC-12 Champion, Stanford, rolls into Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since the memorable contest in 2012. The Irish stopped the Cardinal at the one-yard line in overtime to win the game 20-13.
The Fighting Irish will close out October playing back-to-back ACC games against North Carolina in South Bend and Florida State in Tallahassee. Notre Dame will be looking to snag the series lead, as the Irish and Tar Heels split a home-and-home series in 2006 and 2008. The contest against Florida State is also a highlight of next year’s schedule, as the Seminoles won the BCS National Championship in 2013, defeating Auburn 34-31. Notre Dame will follow up with a bye week on the last Saturday of October.
For the second straight year, the Irish will begin November playing Navy. The Irish will take on the Midshipmen at FedEx Field in Landover, MD, just a half hour from Navy’s campus in Annapolis. Notre Dame defeated Navy 30-0 at FedEx Field in 1998, the only previous meeting between the two teams at FedEx Field.
The following week Notre Dame will travel to Tempe, AZ to play PAC-12 South Champion, Arizona State, who the Irish defeated in the 2013 Shamrock Series game at AT&T Stadium. The Irish won their only meeting at Sun Devil Stadium.
The Irish will head home to take on Northwestern for the first time since the 1995 season opener. Notre Dame holds a 15-4 record against the Wildcats at Notre Dame Stadium.
The home finale will take place on November 22 against Louisville. Despite having developed a huge basketball rivalry in the Big East, the Cardinals and Irish have never met on the gridiron.
To wrap up the 2014 season, Notre Dame will spend Thanksgiving weekend in California for the 18th straight year. The Irish will be looking for their fourth win in the last five games against USC when they visit the Los Angeles Coliseum on November 29.
January 09, 2014
Notre Dame Stadium is the highest ranked college football stadium coming in at No. 8 overall with a FANFARE score of 4.7. Paul Swaney, Stadium Journey Co-Founder, wrote of the iconic stadium:
“It is one of those special places that all sports fan aspire to visit, even if they are not fans of college football. It doesn’t matter what inspires you to go and see a game at Notre Dame Stadium; whether it is the fervent fan following, your appreciation of history, or the movie Rudy. Whatever your reason, you would be justified to go and see a Fighting Irish home game, and chances are your expectations will be exceeded.”
We want to thank you, the fans, the community, and all of our partners across campus for your commitment to excellence. The Notre Dame Football weekend experience would not be possible without your support.
December 25, 2013
May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. From all of us here at Game Day, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and we wish you blessings in the new year!
Enjoy the holiday season and get ready to cheer on our Irish in the Pinstripe Bowl on December 28th!
-The Game Day team … Read More