Notre Dame's 86th annual Blue-Gold Game will kick off on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network with Dan Hicks handling play-by-play with analyst Doug Flutie and sideline reporter Carolyn Manno.
The scrimmage will be played on the LaBar Practice Complex on campus, not at Notre Dame Stadium, which is undergoing renovations. Tickets were issued on an invite-only basis for the game.
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The game will consist of two 12-minute periods in the first half, with quarterbacks Everett Golson and Malik Zaire being live and normal clock stoppage rules in effect. The second half will have a running clock for the final two periods. Click here for details of how the game will be scored.
During Saturday's broadcast, NBC Sports Network will conduct interviews with current players and former standouts. Coach Brian Kelly and select players will be mic'd up for in-game audio.
The game will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
Notre Dame will begin the 2015 regular season Sept. 5 in prime time against Texas on NBC.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will compete for the ACC crown this football season.
The conference announced their updated slate of games on Wednesday, with the Fighting Irish as a de facto conference member for the 2020 season.
Included in that schedule is a marquee matchup against the defending champion Clemson Tigers, however there will be no revival of the rivalry between Miami and Notre Dame.
Notre Dame will also play one non-ACC opponent at some point this season, but that opponent has yet to be determined. Notre Dame typically plays USC and Stanford every season, but those games won’t be played since the Pac-12 previously said it will only play in-conference this season.
To go with their honorary status in the ACC, if Notre Dame wins the ACC championship game but is not selected for the College Football Playoff, they will be eligible for an Orange Bowl bid.
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The Navy-Notre Dame football game that was set to be played in Ireland has been relocated to the United States, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Notre Dame announced on Tuesday that the game which was originally going to take place in Dublin on Aug. 29 will “likely” be played over Labor Day weekend, either on Saturday or Sunday.
The teams plan on playing at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, which will be a first in the 94-year rivalry history. Every previous matchup hosted by Navy has been played at a neutral site.
“We are obviously disappointed not to be traveling to Ireland this August,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “But, as expected, our priority must be ensuring the health and safety of all involved.
“I am expecting that we will still be able to play Notre Dame as our season opener, but there is still much to be determined by health officials and those that govern college football at large.”
Jack Swarbrick, Vice President of Notre Dame, and James E. Rorh, Director of Athletics at Notre made a joint statement as well.
“Our student-athletes have had great experiences competing in Ireland and are very disappointed not to be returning to Dublin in 2020,” they said. “The change of venue has been a very difficult decision for our colleagues at the Naval Academy, but we are in full support of their choice. We are also grateful for everything our partners in Ireland have done to make this a smooth transition. We look forward to going back to Ireland for a game in the not too distant future.”
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