By John Heisler
Here's Irish head coach Brian Kelly popping up on the big screen in the Guglielmino Athletics Complex auditorium to introduce another 2017 Irish football signee.
There's the booming voice of recruiting coordinator Mike Elston…
Walk the Walk Week
By William G. Gilroy
Beginning Monday (Jan. 16), the University of Notre Dame will host a series of events to mark both Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Walk the Walk Week. The observances celebrate the diversity that currently exists on the University’s campus and offer an opportunity to reflect on how each member of the campus community can take an active role in making the University more welcoming and inclusive.…
Crable led the Irish in total tackles in three straight seasons
By John Heisler, Senior Associate Athletics Director
Bob Crable, a two-time consensus All-America linebacker in football at the University of Notre Dame and the most prolific tackler in Fighting Irish history, has been named to the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.…
Junior departs Notre Dame ranked in the top-10 in school history in 19 different career offensive categories.
Dec. 12, 2016
By Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Indiana - University of Notre Dame junior quarterback DeShone Kizer…
Shamrock Series 5K Start - San Antonio
The views of Game Day vs Virginia Tech from our fans!
Irish Eyes: Miami
The views of game day vs Miami from our fans
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Registration is open for Game Day Run Club before the ND Football vs the Miami Hurricanes!
Game Day Operations brings fans Game Day Run Club; a guided, scenic running tour of campus on game day mornings. Beginning four weeks prior to each game, fans will have the opportunity to register for their run of choice for $15. Registration is capped at 50 participants for each Run Club.…
Runners will enjoy a downtown San Antonio course, beginning and ending at La Villita Historic Arts Village at Mayor Maury Maverick Plaza in San Antonio where each runner will be presented with a finisher’s medal! Registration is limited to 2,000 participants.Get your Game Day going with a running start before enjoying the rest of the pre-game festivities! Join us for the 3rd Annual Shamrock Series 5K…
Features Full Football Weekend of Events in San Antonio
By John Heisler
Among special guests at various weekend events include former Irish women’s basketball All-American Ruth Riley, retired Major General Patrick Brady (a Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran), former Irish running back and Vietnam veteran Rocky Bleier, (former San Antonio Spurs great) David and (current Irish student body president and former Irish receiver) Corey Robinson and country rock singer CJ Solar.
Irish Eyes: Duke
The views of game day vs Duke from our fans
Behind the scenes access with Notre Dame Football
Courtesy of University of Notre Dame Athletics
Bleacher Report, a preeminent next generation content creation company, has reached an agreement with University of Notre Dame football for an exclusive social content partnership throughout the season. The B/R social team will be embedded with the football program in South Bend and travel with the team to road games during the entire season to create custom content for the program's national fan base.…
Under Armour Releases Uniform
Under Armour released the 2016 Shamrock Series uniform on July 21, 2016. Teaser videos throughout the week hinted to the theme of the uniforms as Irish fans patiently waited to see the unveiling. At 6:30 p.m. the Shamrock Series uniform video was released in its entirety.…
On Sale July 21
By John Heisler
University of Notre Dame football single-game tickets and parking for most 2016 Irish home games as well as the Shamrock Series (San Antonio, TX) go on sale exclusively online (UND.com/BuyTickets) at 6 p.m. EDT July 21.
The following day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT July 22, tickets and parking can be purchased in person at the Murnane Family Ticket Office (Gate 9 of Purcell Pavilion on the south side of the Joyce Center) and by phone (574-631-7356), as well as online.
In some instances, ticket inventory is extremely limited and may include only single tickets. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last and are expected to sell out quickly. Purchase limits will apply. Follow the Notre Dame ticket office on Twitter (@NDTix) for the latest ticket information as well as any ticket release announcements.
Football ticket lottery results are expected to be released in early July. Lottery participants can check their results at ticketlottery.nd.edu once results are available.
The 2016 Notre Dame home football schedule features games in Notre Dame Stadium against Nevada (Sept. 10), Michigan State (Sept. 17), Duke (Sept. 24), Stanford (Oct. 15), Miami (Oct. 29), and Virginia Tech (Nov. 19). The Michigan State and Stanford games will be played in prime time. The Shamrock Series game is set for Nov. 12 in San Antonio against Army.
The Irish have played before sellout crowds at Notre Dame Stadium in 249 consecutive games. Every Notre Dame home game beginning with the final two home games in 1964 has been a sellout except one—a 1973 Thanksgiving Day game vs. Air Force that was moved for television. The Irish have played in front of sellouts in 297 of their last 298 home games.
For information on how to become a season ticket holder, visit UND.com/FootballTickets or call 574-631-3500.
2016 Kickoff Times & 2017 Schedule
By John Heisler
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame has announced kickoff times for its six home football games for the 2016 season (and for its off-site home game against Army at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas) in addition to the complete 2017 Irish football schedule.
Here are the 2016 and 2017 schedules, with most times for road games in 2016 yet to be determined:
2016 Notre Dame Football Schedule
Sept. 4 at Texas TBD
Sept. 10 NEVADA 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Sept. 17 MICHIGAN STATE 7:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Sept. 24 DUKE 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Oct. 1 vs. Syracuse TBD
(MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey)
Oct. 8 at NC State TBD
Oct. 15 STANFORD 7:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Oct. 22 Bye Week
Oct. 29 MIAMI 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Nov. 5 vs. Navy 11:30 a.m. EST CBS
(EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida)
Nov. 12 Army 2:30 p.m. CST NBC
(Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas) Shamrock Series
*Nov. 19 VIRGINIA TECH 3:30 p.m. EST NBC
Nov. 26 at USC TBD
2017 Notre Dame Football Schedule
Sept. 2* TEMPLE Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Sept. 9 GEORGIA Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Sept. 16 Boston College Alumni Stadium, Chestnut, Hill, Massachusetts
Sept. 23 Michigan State Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
Sept. 30 MIAMI (Ohio) Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Oct. 7 North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Oct. 14 Bye Week
Oct. 21 USC Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Oct. 28 N.C. STATE Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Nov. 4 WAKE FOREST Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Nov. 11 Miami (Fla.) New Miami Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Nov. 18 NAVY Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
Nov. 25 Stanford Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
Stanford (16th appearance at Notre Dame Stadium in 2016) last played at Notre Dame in 2014. Michigan State (43rd appearance at Notre Dame, 32nd at Notre Dame Stadium) most recently played at Notre Dame Stadium in 2013. Miami comes to Notre Dame Stadium in 2016 for the first time since 1990 and makes its 10th appearance overall in Notre Dame’s home facility. Duke has made three previous appearances at Notre Dame Stadium (1958, 1966, 2007). Nevada and Virginia Tech will be facing Notre Dame in 2016 for the first time, home or away.
Nine of the 2016 Notre Dame opponents played in postseason bowl games following the 2015 season – including Nevada (7-6, won Arizona Bowl over Colorado State), Michigan State (12-2, lost Cotton Bowl to Alabama in College Football Playoff semifinal), Duke (8-5, won Pinstripe Bowl over Indiana), North Carolina State (7-6, lost Belk Bowl to Mississippi State), Stanford (12-2, won Rose Bowl over Iowa), Miami (8-5, lost Sun Bowl to Washington State), Navy (11-2, won Military Bowl over Pittsburgh), Virginia Tech (7-6, won Independence Bowl over Tulsa) and USC (8-6, lost Holiday Bowl to Wisconsin). Three of Notre Dame’s 2016 opponents finished in the final Associated Press poll for 2015—#3 Stanford, #6 Michigan State and #18 Navy.
The 2017 schedule will feature seven home games for the first time since 2010, as the Irish take a one-year break from their Shamrock Series 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 Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame’s vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics. “We look forward to restoring the Shamrock Series tradition in 2018 and the years beyond.”
All of the stadium renovations associated with Campus Crossroads, the $400 million project that will use the University of Notre Dame’s iconic football stadium as a hub for new facilities supporting academic and student life initiatives, will be completed by the start of the 2017 season. Laboratories, classrooms and offices for the anthropology and psychology departments will occupy four levels of the nine-story building on the east side of the stadium, with one level devoted to a digital media center. Space designed to enhance student development and formation will fill the first five levels of the nine-story building linked to the west side of the stadium. Both buildings will be topped by stadium seating and media accommodations. A structure connected to the south side of the stadium will house the Department of Music and the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program. To request Notre Dame football season tickets, visit UND.com/FootballTickets or call 574-631-3500.
Please note that South Bend observes Eastern time (including DST) year-round. In 2016, daylight time ends and standard time begins on Sunday, Nov. 5.
Guest Access and Seating
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Prohibited Items inside Notre Dame Stadium
Items Prohibited at the Sunday morning University Commencement Ceremony include:
- Air horns
- Alcohol of any kind
- Balloons, beach balls, or frisbees
- Containers of any type—glass bottles (perfume, drink bottles, etc.), cans or thermoses
- Coolers, grocery bags, tote bags, or duffel bags
- Drones: The University prohibits any use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or Drones, on campus. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the operation of any UAS within a 5 mile radius of an airport. Given the University’s proximity to the South Bend International Airport (SBN), any use of UAS on campus is strictly prohibited.
- e-Cigarettes, matches, lighters, smoking, or tobacco
- Explosives or fireworks
- Food or beverage
- Laser lights or pointers
- Leatherman or similar tools
- Mace or pepper spray
- Metal objects
- Portable seatbacks
- Any object that can be used as a projectile
- Purses or bags larger than 12”x12”x12”
- Selfie Sticks, poles, or tripods
- Sharp and/or pointed objects
- Signs, banners, or posters
- Spray containers, aerosols, or flammable liquids
- Unopened packages of any kind (i.e. graduation presents).
- Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to guns, ammunition or knives (regardless of size)
Selected in the first, second, third and fourth rounds of the 2016 NFL draft at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, IL, the last week of April 2016 will be memorable for seven former members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. With seven picks in the first four rounds, the 2016 Irish draft class matches the 1955, 1967, 1993 and 1994 draft classes for the most in school history at this elite stage.
Joining first round selections offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (Baltimore Ravens) and Will Fuller (Houston Texans), linebacker Jaylon Smith, selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the 34th overall pick and center Nick Martin, selected by the Houston Texans with the 50th overall pick in the second round. Cornerback KeiVarae Russell, selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 74th overall pick and running back C.J. Prosise, selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 90th overall pick in the third round and defensive tackle Sheldon Day selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round 103rd overall.
Irish selected in the first round
Two Fighting Irish football players were seleceted in the first rounds of the he 2016 NFL Draft held Thursday evening in Chicago, IL at the Auditorium Theater.
Photo Courtesy of Matt Cahsore
Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the sixth overall pick in the first round. Ronnie is the 64th former Irish player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Stanley becomes the sixth Notre Dame player ever drafted by the Baltimore Ravens and first since Kapron Lewis-Moore in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. Starting in all 39 games over the last three seasons, he was named a consensus All-American in 2015 by the NCAA. He was a first-team pick by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and The Sporting News. He also was a first-team selection by ESPN, USA Today and CBS Sports, and a second-team choice by the Associated Press and Athlon Sports and a semifinalist for the 2015 Lombardi and Outland Trophies.
Photo Courtesy of Matt Cahsore
Wide Receiver Will Fuller was selected by the Houston Texans with the 21st overall pick in the first round. He is the 65th former Irish player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Fuller becomes the fourth Notre Dame player ever drafted by the Houston Texans and first since Louis Nix III in the third round of the 2014 draft. Fuller ranks in the top 10 in five career receiving school records and ranks in the top 10 in eight single-season receiving school lists. He finished his career with 144 receptions for 2,512 yards and 30 touchdowns. In 2015, Fuller led Notre Dame in receptions, receiving yards, receiving yards per game and receiving TDs. He ranked fifth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in TD catches, 11th in yards per reception, 16th in receiving yards, 16th in receiving yards per game, tied for 34th in total TDs and 73rd in receptions per game. Fuller registered 15 receptions of at least 30 yards, 10 TD receptions of at least 30 yards and eight TD catches of 45 yards or longer. He eclipsed 100 yards receiving in seven games.
Stanley is the highest-drafted Notre Dame player since Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer in the 1993 draft, while Fuller is the highest-drafted Irish wideout since Arizona Cardinals Michael Floyd in the 2012 draft. Since the National Football League began drafting players in 1936, Notre Dame football players have been selected by NFL teams on 485 occasions.
2016 Blue Gold Spring Game
As part of an ongoing commitment to safety and security, the University of Notre Dame will continue to enforce its policy on bags and other items fans can bring into its football stadium on game days. Notre Dame strongly encourages fans to NOT bring ANY type of bags to the stadium.
We are taking every possible step to ensure minimal disruption or delay to stadium guests. Personal property and privacy will be respected at all times. We appreciate our fans’ cooperation and patience.
Football Saturdays at Notre Dame are among the most pure and enjoyable experiences in all of sports. The University works to keep the parking lots and tailgating areas entertaining and enjoyable for all Irish fans and visitors.
In order to create a safe and fan friendly environment for all Notre Dame stadium guests, ALL bags are subject to inspection at each of the gates upon entrance.
Backpacks, duffel bags, and tote bags are NOT permitted in the stadium.
ALL items subject to inspection upon entrance, NOT LIMITED TO
Diaper & Medical bags, blankets, coats, and ponchos.
When planning for your visit, please note the following is NOT permitted inside Notre Dame Stadium:
- Backpacks, duffle bags, or tote bags
- Weapons of any kind
- Food or beverage
- Smoking, tobacco or e-cigarettes (St. Joseph County ordinance)
- Large containers/coolers
- Cans or glass bottles
- Opened water bottles or other drinking containers
- Stadium chairs or seat backs unless needed for medical reasons with documentation
- The throwing of any object at any time
- Signs or banners
- Artificial noise makers
- Selfie Sticks
Please Note: The University prohibits any use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or Drones, on campus. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits the operation of any UAS within a 5 mile radius of an airport. Given the University’s proximity to the South Bend International Airport (SBN), any use of UAS on campus is strictly prohibited.
When planning for your visit, please note the following is permitted inside Notre Dame Stadium:
- Unopened, sealed water bottles
- Cameras and limited use of camcorders
- Cell phones and pagers
- Rain apparel
Please Note: Cameras, camcorders, and umbrellas are allowed as long as they do not compromise the view of others.
Other Rules to Note
- While on the campus of Notre Dame, selling of items is not permitted.
- Tailgating and alcohol is prohibited on the central part of campus.
- Safety and security rules will be strictly enforced and violators may be removed for failing to comply. Future ticket privileges may be revoked.
Spring Game Parking and Gate Access
- All lots open at 8 am ET for the annual spring Blue Gold game.
- Parking is free on a first come, first served basis.
- Fans and guests can refer to the below maps for shuttle and accessibility information.
- Gates A, C, and E will open to the public at 11:30 am ET.
- The game kicks off at 12:30 pm ET on NBCSN at Notre Dame Stadium.
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