Everything you need to know as Notre Dame gets ready for annual Blue-Gold football game

SOUTH BEND — Notre Dame football's 94th annual Blue-Gold Game scrimmage to conclude a 15-session Spring practice schedule kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. It will provide Irish fans their first live glimpse of graduate transfer quarterback Sam Hartman, as well as an idea of just how close his QB battle with last year's opening-game starter Tyler Buchner is.

South Bend Tribune and NDInsider beat writer Mike Berardino and columnist Tom Noie will be at Notre Dame Stadium providing in-game reports and insights on the game's developments. Follow along with them on Twitter and at and

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Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game scrimmage

  • When: Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Notre Dame Stadium
  • TV: Peacock (streaming only)
  • Radio: WSBT (960 AM)
  • Tickets: Available at Tickets or call 833-NDIRISH
Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman stands with his players during the alma mater following the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Spring Football game on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.

Who's playing who?

The rosters for this years game as determined by pregame draft Thursday.


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Notre Dame football head coach Marcus Freeman speaks to the team Wednesday, April 12, 2023, during spring football practice on the Notre Dame campus.

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Notre Dame quarterback Sam Hartman, left, and Notre Dame quarterbacks coach Gino Guidugli watch drills Friday, March 24, 2023, at Notre Dame Pro Day activities in South Bend.

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Notre Dame wide receiver Tobias Merriweather (15) and Notre Dame wide receiver Joe Wilkins Jr. (5) celebrate during the Notre Dame vs. Stanford NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.

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What's the weather forecast?

Meteorologist Andrew Whitmyer from our news partners at WNDU-TV says that partly cloudy skies Saturday morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon with hit-and-miss showers and possibly even a few snowflakes. High 46F. Low 35F. Wind WNW at 10 to 25 mph.

Last year's Blue-Gold game

In a mostly forgettable 59 minutes and 50 seconds, backup freshman QB Steve Angeli provided a tardy surge of energy as he scrambled for a 10-yard TD as time expired to give Gold a 13-10 win. Buchner who injured his football in a non-football incident did not play.

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