ACC looks way, way into the future in releasing Notre Dame football matchups

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Want to make plans for Labor Day in, oh say, 2036?

The Atlantic Coast Conference apparently does. And Thursday the conference Notre Dame pairs with for football five times a year felt compelled to let who’s ever interested know that the Irish will visit Blacksburg, Va., Monday night Sept. 1, 2036 for a Labor Night matchup with Virginia Tech.

Current Irish head coach Brian Kelly will be a few weeks away from celebrating his 75th birthday.

The Irish will also play a Monday night game in 2031, at Clemson, though the ACC press release incorrectly lists the date as Aug. 30, which is a Saturday. The game will actually be played on Monday, Sept. 1, 2031.

Every ACC-ND football pairing from 2026-37 is listed in the release.

The Irish began playing an average of five games a year against ACC teams as part of the deal to allow Notre Dame to move its basketball teams and most Olympic Sports programs from the imploding Big East to the more-stable ACC.

In the first three years of the agreement, the Irish are 9-6 against the ACC, including 2-3 last season.

The ACC and Notre Dame had previously announced the schedule of games from 2017 through 2025 (http://theacc.co/1njVoED).

2026

Notre Dame at Florida State

Louisville at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at North Carolina

Syracuse at Notre Dame

Virginia at Notre Dame

2027

Notre Dame at Clemson

Notre Dame at Duke

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame

Virginia Tech at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Wake Forest

2028

Boston College at Notre Dame

Clemson at Notre Dame

Miami at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Pitt

Notre Dame at Virginia Tech

2029

Notre Dame at Florida State

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at N.C. State

Notre Dame at Syracuse

Wake Forest at Notre Dame

2030

Notre Dame at Boston College

Duke at Notre Dame

Florida State at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Louisville

North Carolina at Notre Dame

2031

Sept. 1 Notre Dame at Clemson (Labor Day Monday night)

Miami at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at North Carolina

N.C. State at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Virginia

2032

Florida State at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Georgia Tech

Louisville at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Miami

Wake Forest at Notre Dame

2033

Notre Dame at Boston College

Notre Dame at Duke

Notre Dame at Louisville

Pitt at Notre Dame

Virginia Tech at Notre Dame

2034

Clemson at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Miami

Notre Dame at Pitt

Syracuse at Notre Dame

Virginia at Notre Dame

2035

Boston College at Notre Dame

Duke at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Louisville

Notre Dame at N.C. State

Notre Dame at Virginia

2036

Florida State at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Georgia Tech

North Carolina at Notre Dame

Pitt at Notre Dame

Sept. 1 Notre Dame at Virginia Tech (Labor Day Monday night)

2037

Notre Dame at Clemson

Miami at Notre Dame

N.C. State at Notre Dame

Notre Dame at Syracuse

Notre Dame at Wake Forest

Notre Dame and Virginia Tech will meet on Labor Day night in 2036, in Blacksburg, Va., just in case you were wondering. (Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)