Notre Dame Announces Football series vs. Texas, Georgia contest in Hoops


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Texas today announced four future football games to be played against Notre Dame. The series will kickoff with Texas traveling to South Bend on Sept. 5, 2015. Notre Dame is slated to head to Austin on Sept. 3, 2016, and again on Aug. 31, 2019. The Longhorns return to South Bend on Sept. 12, 2020. The match-up features two of the biggest money-making programs in all of college football.

And another scheduling announcement relates to ND today:

The Irish men’s basketball team will face Southeastern Conference foe Georgia in its opening game at the 2010 Old Spice Classic in a contest that will be televised on Thursday, Nov. 25 by ESPN2 at 7:00 p.m. (ET). The first-round pairings and tournament bracket were unveiled on Thursday (Aug. 5) on ESPNEWS.  Notre Dame will be making its first-ever appearance in the annual Thanksgiving weekend college basketball event that first began in 2006.

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In addition to Notre Dame, the fifth annual ’10 Old Spice Classic field will be comprised of Boston College, California, Georgia, Manhattan, Temple, Texas A&M and Wisconsin. This year’s field features five NCAA tournament teams from a year ago — the Irish, Aggies, Badgers, Owls and Golden Bears.
Notre Dame is slated to take on either Temple or California in its second game of the tournament.

“This has quickly become one of the premier early-season tournaments in the country,” head coach Mike Brey said.  “We’re thrilled to be participating in this year’s event.  This season’s field is extremely strong and will provide us and the fans with some great competition.”

The Irish’s first-round opponent, Georgia, finished with a final 14-17 mark and advanced to the second round of the SEC tournament.  The Bulldogs are one of two SEC teams on the Notre Dame schedule this season as the Irish are slated to face Kentucky in the DIRECTV SEC/BIG EAST Invitational on Dec. 8.

Boston College finished 15-16 in ’09-‘10 and lost in the first-round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, while Texas A&M completed a 24-10 campaign and eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Purdue (63-61).  Wisconsin ended the season in the second round of the NCAAs and a 24-9 mark, while Manhattan was 11-20 a year ago.  Temple, which registered a 24-6 mark last season, lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and California finished 24-11 following its second-round loss to eventual national champion Duke (68-53).

The inaugural Old Spice Classic was played in ’06 with Arkansas defeating West Virginia in the championship tilt. Subsequent champions have been: North Carolina State in 2007, Gonzaga in 2008 and Florida State in 2009.


  1. Patrick Herbert says

    It will be intriguing to see where the basketball offense comes from with the departure of Harangody. There still should be a substantial outside shooting factor.

  2. paulmbanks says

    probably from acne boy. the guy who caught drinking- tim abromaitis

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