IRISH STEW

Notre Dame football announces kickoff times for 2019 home games

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame football will play only one night game at home in 2019.

During Saturday’s Blue-Gold, the football program announced the kickoff times for all seven home games at Notre Dame Stadium this upcoming season. Only the USC game on Oct. 12 will start in prime time with a 7:30 p.m. EDT kickoff.

The home opener against New Mexico on Sept. 14 will start at 2:30 p.m. EDT. It’s the first of four home games scheduled for a 2:30 start. The other three will be the last three home games of the season: Virginia Tech (Nov. 2), Navy (Nov. 16) and Boston College (Nov. 23).

Only two games will start at 3:30 p.m. EDT: Virginia (Sept. 28) and Bowling Green (Oct. 5).

All seven Notre Dame home games will be televised on NBC.

Fans cheer during a flyover as the Notre Dame band performs the National Anthem during the Notre Dame-Stanford NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.