Ten major news broke on Thursday that this conference will only face opponents this fall. Notre Dame was originally scheduled to play against the Wisconsin Ger team at the Lambeau Stadium in the hometown of the Green Bay Packers on October 3, but this decision will end the game. ESPN released the news at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday.
The top ten presidents and sports directors met earlier this week. In order to reduce travel and better control of the coronavirus, each team̵
According to the report, some top ten schools expressed their willingness to maintain a non-league game. However, support for a schedule that only supports 10 meetings has “overwhelming support.” The report pointed out that on Thursday morning, the head coaches of the top ten 14 football teams were given the opportunity to express their opinions.
A top ten assistant coach told ESPN that their employees “stop reconnaissance and prepare for opponents who will not attend the meeting” under the guidance of the head coach.
Tonight, Notre Dame’s Public Relations Department visited Twitter to share the statement of Notre Dame’s Vice President and Sports Director Jack Swarbrick. Although the fighting Irish will not face the this season, next year’s game at the Chicago Soldier Field is still in progress and they will seek to reschedule this year’s game schedule.
Swawbrick said in a press release: “We look forward to playing Wisconsin at the Soldier Field in 2021, and Barry Alvarez and I have promised to schedule a game at Lambeau in the future.”
This will mark the first time since 2015 that Notre Dame has not played in the top ten teams in the regular season. (The Irish scored in Ohio during the 2015 Carnival Bowl.)
Since traveling to Madison (Ara Parseghian) in 1964 to start Madison’s trip as the first game of the Irish head coach, Notre Dame has not played in Wisconsin. Notre Dame is scheduled to play against the Against team at the Chicago Soldier Field in 2021.
ACC Commissioner John Swofford said on Thursday afternoon that if his league chose to participate only in the calendar of meetings, Notre Dame “probably will be mixed”. There are 6 matches against ACC in Ireland.