Notre Dame's Labor Day season opener at Louisville will kick off in prime time
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.