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Sept. 16, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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the fifth quarter lou somogyi O National Scheduling Is More Alive Than Ever ne hundred years ago, under • For the second time in five years, first-year Notre Dame athletics Notre Dame's "Shamrock Series" director/head coach Jesse Harper, outing will be held in Texas. The Lone the school's national scheduling Star State saw the Fighting Irish play approach in football took root. Washington State in San Antonio in While blackballed 2009, and this year by the local Western Arizona State will Conference (Big Ten) face Notre Dame in teams, Harper in 1913 Arlington. A four-game went on a letter-writing home-and-home series campaign and was with the University able to secure games of Texas also has been at Penn State, St. Louis, tentatively scheduled Army and Texas — all in 2015-16 and 2019‑20. on the road and within • Starting in 2014, 27 days of each other in when it will be a November. partial member of It didn't quite the Atlantic Coast o c c u r v o l u n t a r i l y, Then first-year head football coach and Conference in football, but it helped make athletics director Jesse Harper created Notre Dame has the Notre Dame's football the national schedule at Notre Dame Atlantic seaboard and program truly into 100 years ago. notre dame media relations the Southern region photo courtesy "America's Team" covered. In 2014, its while annually playing from coast ACC ties will see it travel as far south to coast instead of limiting itself as Tallahassee, Fla., to play the Florida provincially. State Seminoles, while also covering Just look at where the Fighting Irish the Northeast corridor with a game play in 2013 and in the years to come, against the Syracuse Orange in East especially when it comes to covering Rutherford, N.J. the three most fertile recruiting areas of • In years to come against the California, Texas and Florida, a priority ACC, there will be road games in among the staff: Atlanta (Georgia Tech), South Carolina • Notre Dame plans to annually play (Clemson) and Florida (Miami, in in California at the end of the regular addition to the Seminoles), along season, versus archrival USC in even- Tobacco Road (with the quartet of numbered years and Stanford in odd- North Carolina, North Carolina State, numbered years. Duke and Wake Forest), in Virginia

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