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Notre Dame football announces home game against Tennessee State in 2023

Notre Dame Stadium is shown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against New...
Notre Dame Stadium is shown in the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(AP)
Published: Apr. 5, 2022 at 3:46 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The Notre Dame football team will host the Tennessee State Tigers in its 2023 season home opener.

It will be the first time in program history the Irish will face a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) when the two teams meet on Sept. 2, 2023, at Notre Dame Stadium.

The game will be broadcasted nationally right here on WNDU.

Press Release from Notre Dame Athletics:

The University of Notre Dame football program is set to host Tennessee State University (TSU) on Sept. 2, 2023 at Notre Dame Stadium and the game will be broadcast nationally on NBC, it was announced today.

โ€œWeโ€™re excited to bring a pair of great academic institutions that are steeped in tradition together in 2023,โ€ said University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. โ€œNone of this would be possible without Dr. (Mikki) Allen and Coach (Eddie) Georgeโ€™s vision for what this game can represent to our Universities. Iโ€™m thrilled weโ€™re able to bring the Tigers and the Irish together for a weekend that will feature programs with over 20 combined national titles, the Aristocrat of Bands and the Band of the Fighting Irish.โ€

It will mark the first time in program history the Irish will face a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) when the Tigers make their trip to South Bend for the Irishโ€™s 2023 home opener.

โ€œTSU and Notre Dame are two iconic programs that have helped shape todayโ€™s college athletics landscape,โ€ said Dr. Mikki Allen, TSU Director of Athletics.

โ€œWe are setting the foundation for long-term success under Coach Georgeโ€™s leadership. The goal is that TSU will be a destination program for the next generation of student-athletes to come.โ€

Prior to hosting TSU, Notre Dame will kick off its 2023 campaign on Saturday, Aug. 26, when it travels to Dublin, Ireland, to host Navy at Aviva Stadium.

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