Notre Dame vs. Louisville

Notre Dame cornerback Cole Luke, left, and safety Austin Collinsworth, right, bring down Louisville's Michael Dyer in Louisville's 31-28 win at Notre Dame Stadium in 2014.

Plan to have your Labor Day barbecues wrapped up by 8 p.m. EDT.

That's when Notre Dame and Louisville are set to start their seasons on the football field. The Sept. 2 game at Cardinal Stadium will be televised on ESPN.

The Irish (12-1 last season) and Cardinals (2-10) have only played against each other once before: a 31-28 Louisville victory at Notre Dame in 2014. The 2019 matchup will be the debut of new Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield.

Notre Dame hasn't played a game on Labor Day since 1975 when the Irish won on the road against Boston College.

Notre Dame will only host one night game this season with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against USC. But the Irish will likely play a few night games on the road with start times at Georgia, Michigan, Duke and Stanford yet to be announced.


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I remember the Labor Day 1975 ND-Boston College game well. It was Devine,s first game as ND coach and although we won, nobody liked the way we "won" with undervalued Rick Slager under center. It set a disappointing pattern for years to come following the exciting years under Ara. Not until Devine left ND was he appreciated for his great defensive teams and the ultimate national title that he did win after finally turning to the great Joe Montana to rescue his coaching reputation.

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