SOUTH BEND – Notre Dame’s football season-opener against Texas has been moved to Sunday, Sept. 4, director of athletics Jack Swarbrick announced today.
The game — originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3 — will be played at night. An exact time and television information will be released in the coming weeks.
“A game of the magnitude of Notre Dame-Texas, played on the opening weekend of the college football season, deserves a special place on the Labor Day sports calendar. With this move we have secured that place and by doing so are providing a greater opportunity for fans of college football to enjoy what is sure to be another great game in a classic rivalry that dates back to 1913,” Swarbrick said in a statement.
Notre Dame and Texas last met in the 2015 season-opener at Notre Dame Stadium. The Irish defeated Texas 38-3. The two teams last met in Texas in 1996, when the No. 9 Irish downed No. 6 Texas on a field goal as time expired. This year’s meeting in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium will be the 12th between the two teams. Notre Dame leads the series, 9-2.