Northwestern and Notre Dame, two schools that first met in college football 1889, are renewing their rivalry in 2014. The announcement came this morning on ESPN’s Mike & Mike in the Morning radio show today by Mike Greenberg, a Northwestern alum, and Mike Golic, a Notre Dame alum.
The Wildcats last played the Fighting Irish in 1995, winning a massive upset that kicked off that magical Rose Bowl season. They’ll travel to South Bend on Nov. 15, 2014 and then the Fighting Irish will visit Ryan Field during the 2018 season.
Northwestern and Notre Dame have played one another 47 times in the last 121 years, which makes ND the most popular nonconference opponent in NU program history.
“This is really an exciting time for Chicago’s Big Ten team as we continue to upgrade our future non-conference schedule,” said Phillips. “With schools such as Boston College, California, Syracuse and Vanderbilt visiting Ryan Field in future years, combined with the addition of Nebraska to our division in the Big Ten, there’s no better time to be a Wildcat football fan.
The last time Notre Dame visited Evanston was 1976. The schools have met just four times since then–from 1992 to ’95. For the 2014 game in South Bend, Northwestern has secured an additional number of visiting team tickets for Wildcat fans.
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