Notre Dame and Arizona State set to play in 2014
Notre Dame and Arizona State have agreed to honor their contract and will play as scheduled in 2014.
CBS Sports is reporting that the Irish and the Sun Devils will play the highly anticipated match-up in 2014, despite the statement from Notre Dame officials back in April that had cancelled the game due to a scheduling agreement with the ACC.
The deal was inked in 2008, before Notre Dame had decided to join the ACC in all sports other than football and involved a home-and-home series. While the final game in South Bend, Indiana set for 2017 has been cancelled, the match-up set in 2014 in Tempe has been salvaged.
In a statement posted on the Arizona State website, Athletic Director Steve Patterson confirmed the news by saying, “We’re pleased that Notre Dame was able to resolve its scheduling issues in a way that allows it to play at Sun Devil Stadium in 2014.”
The Irish have been attracting negative attention as of late with Everett Golson’s dismissal, Gunner Kiel transferring, and top recruit Eddie Vanderdoes choosing UCLA. However, this will provide a silver lining to a tough summer for Notre Dame.