Alabama and Notre Dame have finalized a home-and-home football series to take place in 2028-29. Tidesports was the first to report Alabama was in talks for the games in March.
“We are excited to be able to add a home-and-home series with a team like Notre Dame,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in a news release. “Alabama and Notre Dame represent two of the most storied programs in college football history. What a great opportunity for our team and our fans to be able to witness these teams play in two of the sport’s most iconic venues in Tuscaloosa and South Bend.”
Barring a future bowl matchup, the game on Sept. 2, 2018 at Notre Dame will be the first meeting between the two teams since the Crimson Tide’s 42-14 victory over the Irish in the 2013 BCS National Championship Game. The teams will square off in Tuscaloosa one year later in 2029. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 5-2.
“It doesn’t get much more tradition-rich than Alabama and Notre Dame when it comes to college football,” Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne said in a news release. “What a great opportunity this is for our program and for our fans to kick off the 2028 and 2029 seasons.”
Alabama has not played a home-and-home football series since Penn State in 2010 and 2011. The Crimson Tide took both games against the Nittany Lions.
The monumental matchup is set.
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— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 19, 2018