April 19, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. -
NC State will host Notre Dame in 2016 at Carter-Finley Stadium, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Friday. A specific date for the game will be announced at a later time.
NC State and Notre Dame will be meeting for only the second time in the history of the two programs. The Pack won the lone previous match-up, defeating the Fighting Irish in the 2003 Gator Bowl, 28-6, in Jacksonville, Fla.
The ACC and the University of Notre Dame today announced the ACC opponents the Fighting Irish will play in the first three seasons of their football partnership with the league that begins with the 2014 season.
As part of the agreement to join the ACC, Notre Dame will play five ACC teams each year, alternating between three home games and two away and two home games and three away each year. Notre Dame will face every ACC team at least once in the first three-year rotation of games.
In 2014, Notre Dame will play host to Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest. The Irish will have road games against Florida State and Syracuse.
In 2015, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Virginia will play host to the Irish, with Notre Dame hosting Boston College and Georgia Tech.
In 2016, the Irish will play host to Duke, Miami and Virginia Tech and will have road contests with NC State and Syracuse.