Notre Dame sets kickoff times for home football games in 2020

By Kevin Kelley -

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have announced kickoff times for their home football games in 2020, which includes six games at Notre Dame Stadium.

The Fighting Irish open their revised home schedule at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., in Week 2 on Saturday, Sept. 12 against the Duke Blue Devils. The game is set for 2:30pm ET on NBC.

Two additional Notre Dame home games kick off at 2:30pm ET during the 2020 season. The USF Bulls visit South Bend on Sept. 19 and the Louisville Cardinals come to town on Oct. 17, with the games being televised by the USA Network and NBC, respectively.

Notre Dame will also appear in two prime-time matchups at Notre Dame Stadium in 2020. The Florida State Seminoles visit on Oct. 10 and the Clemson Tigers visit on Nov. 7, and those contests are each set for 7:30pm ET on NBC.

Notre Dame’s remaining home game against the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, Dec. 5 will be televised by NBC at a time to be announced.

Due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, much of Notre Dame’s original schedule was gutted. As a result, the Fighting Irish will play the 2020 season as a full member of the ACC and will be eligible to play in the ACC Championship Game.

Notre Dame finished the 2019 season with an 11-2 record, culminating with a 33-9 over Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

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Gosh, it is a surprise. NBC doesn’t have a plethora of live sports events, and USF is a significantly more attractive opponent than Western Michigan, which was on the original schedule. I wonder how much longer ND is stuck with NBC?

Is anybody really going bonkers? Simply having the chance to compete this fall will be a triumph.

As luck would have it, NBC has an embarrassment of riches with respect to sports content on Sept 19: U.S. Open golf, English Premiership soccer and NHL playoffs.

ND fans will be fine for one Saturday on the NBC-owned USA Network, which will be broadcasting its first college football since …. 1986!

Go Irish!