Honor & Tradition: Notre Dame vs. Air Force

Author: Sarah Rodts


On Saturday, October 25th the Irish Football team will board a plane for Colorado Springs, CO for their matchup against the Air Force Falcons. While every game is an important one, Saturday’s contest holds some added significance.

Notre Dame’s relationship with the Air Force Academy is one deeply rooted in history, as Saturday will mark the 30th meeting between the Irish and the Falcons. While there are longer series in Notre Dame Football’s record book, it is important to note that for the past 30 years this game has been an opportunity for the Irish to express their deepest gratitude and respect for the men and women of the Air Force Academy.

Players, coaches, and fans truly enjoy playing the Air Force Academy and all service academies. “What we love about it is the academies and the mission of the universities, the honor, the tradition, the code, you know what it represents, the academics, the kind of young men that will be represented on the football field, all those things make for that Saturday on that football field a great collegiate environment when both these teams play,” said Head Coach Brian Kelly.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 5:06 PM ET. You can watch the Irish on the CBS Sports Network, or listen to the game on IMG College Sports Radio or Sirius XM channel 129.

Heading to the game? Click here for a list of events hosted by the Notre Dame Club of Colorado Springs

No matter where you’re enjoying Game Day, in Colorado Springs or at home, be sure to show us your Game Day photos using #NDgameday on Twitter and Instagram! We’ll select our Top 10 favorite photos, post them online, AND reward the winning followers with Game Day sunglasses!

Stay Up To Date