The ACC announced four additional match-ups between Notre Dame and Virginia Tech through 2036 on Thursday
Remember that game this past November between the Irish and the Hokies in South Bend?
That was fun, wasn’t it?
Virginia Tech beat Notre Dame last November in the first ever meeting between the two schools by a final score of 34-31, and it is only the beginning of a long string of match-ups between the two schools for the foreseeable future.
Virginia Tech is slated to face off against Notre Dame in Blacksburg in 2018, in South Bend in 2019, and back in Blacksburg once again in 2021, in a set of games that have been planned for quite some time.
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On Thursday morning, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced four additional games between the Hokies and the Irish through the year 2036, culminating with a Labor Day night tilt in Lane Stadium that very year.
Got that everyone? Start getting your tailgating plans ready now, you’re on the clock and have about 19 more years to prepare.
In addition to the game between the Hokies and Irish on Labor Day night in 2036, there are now games scheduled for 2027 and 2033 in South Bend, as well as in 2028 in Blacksburg.
This news is the latest in the scheduling hoopla surrounding Notre Dame, who is a full-time member of the ACC in most sports other than football, which to the chagrin of most, still remains as an independent football program. Given the status of Notre Dame’s lucrative television contract with NBC, they will likely remain conference-less in football for quite some time ahead.
With this continuing to be the case, it is likely that the ACC will keep working with Notre Dame and the rest of the ACC to schedule football opponents well into the future.
As silly as it sounds, it is the only way to ensure that the Irish, and the prestige that their program brings, will remain in the fold for football in the ACC for years to come.