Jan. 19, 2017
By Robby Hamman
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse program and Baumer Family Head Men's Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan unveiled the 2017 schedule on Thursday, Jan. 19, an 11-game slate that features six contests at Arlotta Stadium and Loftus Sports Center.
"Once again we have as challenging of a schedule as anyone in the country," said Corrigan. "We will play all over the country geographically and match up against top 10 teams on a weekly basis. The schedule will be a great challenge and opportunity, as well as a great experience for our guys. This schedule will give us a chance to become the best team we can be."
The Irish have reached seven consecutive NCAA Championship quarterfinals entering the 2017 campaign. Notre Dame is set to return 19 monogram winners, including five starters from a squad that won a share of the 2016 ACC regular season title.
NATIONAL NETWORK EXPOSURE
The Irish are scheduled to be on national TV five times during the 2017 regular season, as ESPNU will air Notre Dame's games against Georgetown (Feb. 18), Virginia (March 18), Syracuse (April 1), Duke (April 8) and North Carolina (April 22). Both the ACC semifinal games (April 28) and the ACC title game (April 30) also will be broadcast on ESPNU.
SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE
Season tickets are available now, with prices starting at just $20. The North Carolina game is already sold out, so fans encouraged to purchase a season ticket to guarantee their spot on April 22. To purchase season tickets, click here.
SEASON OPENER IN TEXAS
For the third straight season Notre Dame will open its season against Georgetown on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. ET. This season's opening game will take place in Dallas, Texas, at the Dallas Cowboys newly constructed $1.5 billion facility called The Star.
B1G HOME GAMES EARLY
Three of Notre Dame's first four home games will come against teams from the Big Ten, as the Irish host Michigan at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 and then welcome Maryland on Saturday, March 4 (time is TBD). The Irish then take on Ohio State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Notre Dame has won six straight games against teams from the Big Ten.
CHALLENGING ROAD AHEAD
The Irish have four true road games on the 2017 schedule. Notre Dame has a tough road swing in the middle of March, as the team travels to Denver for a 1 p.m. showdown on Sunday, March 12 before heading east to face Virginia at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. Notre Dame is also slated to take on Duke in an ACC showdown at noon on Saturday, April 8. The team's final tune-up before the NCAA Championships is against Army on Saturday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m.
REGULAR SEASON HOME FINALE
The Irish will attempt to avenge their loss from the 2016 NCAA Championship quarterfinal round matchup against North Carolina on Saturday, April 22 at noon. The Tar Heels and Irish have produced some thrilling games over the last three seasons, as the four games have been decided by a combined eight goals with each team recording two wins.
The annual ACC Tournament will be held on Duke's campus in Durham, North Carolina. The semifinal rounds will take place on Friday, April 28 with the championship game scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m. The Irish last claimed the ACC Tournament crown in 2014.
Notre Dame has four exhibitions on the schedule prior to the start of the 2017 opener against Georgetown. Notre Dame will face Team USA at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15. The Irish then welcome a trio of opponents to Notre Dame, as they host Bellarmine (Sunday, Jan. 22 -- 11 a.m.), Air Force (Saturday, Jan. 28 -- noon) and Detroit (Sunday, Feb. 5 -- 8:45 a.m.). All three home games are scheduled to be played in Loftus Sports Center.
2017 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Jan. 15 (1 p.m.) - vs. Team USA (Bradenton, Florida - IMG Academy)
Jan. 22 (11 a.m.) – vs. Bellarmine (in Loftus Sports Center)
Jan. 28 (12 p.m.) – vs. Air Force (in Loftus Sports Center)
Feb. 5 (8:45 a.m.) – vs. Detroit (in Loftus Sports Center)
2017 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Feb. 18 (2 p.m.) – vs. Georgetown (in Dallas)
Series: Notre Dame leads 8-7
Last Meeting: Won 12-7 in Kennesaw, Georgia on Feb. 20, 2016
Feb. 26 (2 p.m.) – vs. Michigan
Series: Notre Dame leads 2-0
Last Meeting: Won 17-8 at Michigan on Feb. 21, 2015
March 4 (TBA) – vs. Maryland
Series: Maryland leads 5-4
Last Meeting: Won 9-4 in Orange County, Calif. on March 5, 2016
March 12 (3 p.m.) – at Denver
Series: Notre Dame leads 14-7
Last Meeting: Lost 9-8 (OT) at Notre Dame on March 3, 2016
March 18 (6 p.m.) – at Virginia
Series: Series is tied 5-5
Last Meeting: Won 8-7 (OT) at Notre Dame on March 19, 2016
March 25 (2 p.m.) – vs. Ohio State
Series: Notre Dame leads 32-9
Last Meeting: Won 9-8 at Ohio State on March 26, 2016
April 1 (12 p.m.) – vs. Syracuse
Series: Syracuse leads 8-4
Last Meeting: Won 17-7 at Syracuse on April 2, 2016
April 8 (12 p.m.) – at Duke
Series: Duke leads 11-7
Last Meeting: Lost 10-9 (OT) in ACC Tournament semifinal at Kennesaw, Georgia on April 29, 2016
April 11 (TBA) – vs. Marquette
Series: Notre Dame leads 4-0
Last Meeting: Won 8-7 (OT) at Notre Dame on Oct. 17, 2015
April 22 (12 p.m.) – vs. North Carolina
Series: Series is tied 7-7
Last Meeting: Lost 17-15 in NCAA Championship quarterfinals in Columbus, Ohio on May 22, 2016
April 28-30 – at ACC Tournament (hosted by Duke)
May 6 (1:30 p.m.) – at Army
Series: Notre Dame leads 6-1
Last Meeting: Won 13-7 at Notre Dame on May 8, 2016
The University of Notre Dame men's lacrosse team pursues excellence on and off the field through the three pillars in which the program is built: Character, Culture & Community. These three foundational values guide the promise of the program, which is to provide its student-athletes with the most compelling and enriching experience in all of college athletics. Through academics, competition, service and travel, the program aims to immerse its players in situations that enhance their student-athlete experience to help them become the people, students and teammates they aspire to be.
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