Notre Dame opens ACC play against Duke, won't play Navy

Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 06, 2020

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame opens its season as an Atlantic Coast Conference football member against visiting Duke on Sept. 12.

But the Fighting Irish won’t face Navy for the first time in more than nine decades as part of the ACC’s reconfigured schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The league has set up a 10-game conference schedule that includes a non-conference game, though that game must be played in the member school's home state.

The Fighting Irish and Midshipmen were scheduled to play for the 94th straight year. It was also set to be Notre Dame's first visit to Navy's home field.

Their schedule is as follows:

Sept. 12: vs. Duke
Sept. 19: vs. Western Michigan
Sept. 26: @ Wake Forest
Oct. 10: vs. Florida State
Oct. 27: vs. Louisville
Oct. 24: @ Pittsburgh
Oct. 31: @ Georgia State
Nov. 7: vs. Clemson
Nov. 14: @ Boston College
Nov. 27: @ North Carolina
Dec. 5: vs. Syracuse

ACC Championship date to be announced