The Texas A&M Aggies and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2024 and 2025, both schools announced today.
In the first game of the series, Texas A&M will host Notre Dame at Kyle Field in College Station on August 31, 2024. The Aggies will then travel to face the Irish at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend on September 27, 2025.
“These two contests between Notre Dame and Texas A&M figure to be excellent intersectional attractions,” says Notre Dame vice president and athletics director Jack Swarbrick. “We had set a goal of adding representation from the Southeastern Conference to our future schedules, and we’ve accomplished that with the addition of this series, as well as the one with Georgia.”
The 2024 game will be the first regular-season meeting between the two schools since a 2001 contest in College Station. Texas A&M and Notre Dame have squared off five times in bowl games and the Irish hold a 3-2 advantage in the series.
“When you think of tradition-rich football programs, Texas A&M and Notre Dame are at the top of the list,” Texas A&M Director of Athletics Eric Hyman said. “We are delighted to have them back on the schedule again for the first time since 2001.”
The addition of Texas A&M gives Notre Dame another big-time opponent on the future schedules. The Irish already play Stanford and USC annually plus five ACC opponents. Other power five series lined up include Texas (2015-16), Michigan State (2016-17, 2026-27), Georgia (2017/19), and Ohio State (2022-23).
Notre Dame will fulfill Texas A&M’s “strength of schedule” mandate for 2024 and 2025. The SEC’s mandate, which goes into effect in 2016, stipulates that each conference member must play at least one power five non-conference opponent, or Notre Dame, each season.
Texas A&M has also recently added a future home-and-home series against UCLA (2016-17) and a game vs. Arizona State (2015). The Aggies are still slated to meet Oregon in 2018 and 2019.