And-home series set with Notre Dame in 2028-29

Yolanda Curtis
April 20, 2018

The Alabama-Notre Dame rivalry is back. "With the addition of Alabama, 12 different programs that have participated in New Year's Six bowl games since the inception of the College Football Playoff in 2014-15 have appeared or will appear on Notre Dame's schedule, including Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Florida State, Ohio State and Michigan State - all of which have earned a berth to the CFP semifinals".

Notre Dame leads the all-time series 5-2. The Crimson Tide will then face Duke in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2019 and Miami (Fla.) in the 2021 game in Atlanta. That came one year after the second-ranked Crimson Tide topped an unranked Fighting Irish squad 28-10 at Legion Field in Birmingham.


As Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne says, "It doesn't get much more tradition-rich than Alabama and Notre Dame when it comes to college football". Then Notre Dame will make the trip to Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa to play the Tide at home on September 1, 2029. This time the Irish prevailed by a 13-11 count over the 11-0 Alabama team, but because Parseghian's crew was 9-2 and had lost the regular season finale at USC 55-24 (bowl games were matched up before the end of the regular season back then), it did not win the title this time. Notre Dame has played the Crimson Tide twice in Birmingham, Ala. The Irish won 21-18 in 1976 and 37-6 in 1987.

"Alabama and Notre Dame represent two of the most storied programs in college football history", Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement.


Notre Dame will also play Vanderbilt in 2018, Arkansas in 2020 and Texas A&M in 2024 and 2025.


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