Notre Dame and :Purdue will meet in Indianpolis in 2014, and not again until 2020.
Purdue’s media relations office announced Thursday morning that its 2014 game on Sept. 13 with Notre Dame would be held in Indianapolis instead of Notre Dame Stadium. It will be the Shamrock Series game for the Fighting Irish, an off-site home game they have hosted since 2009.
The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff televised by NBC. Previous Irish Shamrock Series games were held in San Antonio (2009 vs. Washington State), New York City (2010 vs. Army), Washington D.C. (2011 vs. Maryland), Chicago (2012 vs. Miami) and the Dallas/Arlington/Forth Worth Metroplex (2013 vs. Arizona State).
Notre Dame and Purdue met once before in Indianapolis, the 1984 opener in which the Boilermakers stunned the Irish with a 23-21 upset the year after losing 52-6 at home.
The 2014 clash will also be the last between the two in-state rivals until Sept. 19, 2020 at Purdue. Thereafter, they will also meet Sept. 16, 2021 at Notre Dame, Sept. 14, 2024 at Purdue, Sept. 13, 2025 at Notre Dame and then on a date and neutral site to be determined in 2026.
Purdue, USC and Navy have been on the Notre Dame football schedule every year since 1946, but that will end in 2015 with the Boilermakers. Purdue director of athletics Morgan Burke said it wasn’t a wont of trying by both he and his counterpart at Notre Dame, Jack Swarbrick.
"Jack and I tried everything we could to keep the series going without interruption," Burke said. "But, between the Big Ten going to a nine-game schedule and Notre Dame's affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference, it just didn't work out. The series is important to both schools, and we are pleased that we are able to extend it through 2026."