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Syracuse Football: 2014 & 2016 Notre Dame Games Set, 2015 Game Gone (MAYBE)

Once Notre Dame entered into its "arrangement" with the ACC, we wondered whether or not all four of the scheduled games between SU and the Irish would be honored. We found out today the answer is...two.

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Update: Michael Cohen says that the 2015 game might not actually be gone.

A spokesperson from the Syracuse athletic department said that game, along with a second previously-agreed-upon visit to South Bend in 2017, will be part of "future discussions" with Notre Dame and the ACC.

For now, the games are neither canceled nor scheduled. They are in limbo.

Original: Before they joined the ACC, the Syracuse Orange were scheduled to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish every season between 2014 and 2017. The 2014 and 2016 games were going to be played at MetLife Stadium as part of our 20-year deal to play fourteen "home" games there. The 2015 and 2017 contests would take place in South Bend.

Once Notre Dame entered into its "arrangement" with the ACC, we wondered whether or not all four of those games would be honored. We found out today the answer is no.

In 2014, Notre Dame will play host to Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest. The Irish will have road games against Florida State and Syracuse.

In 2015, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Virginia will play host to the Irish, with Notre Dame hosting Boston College and Georgia Tech.

In 2016, the Irish will play host to Duke, Miami and Virginia Tech and will have road contests with NC State and Syracuse.

They did not release word on the 2017 game, but it's probably safe to assume it's gone. I don't think the ACC is going to give anyone consecutive years against the Irish.

The fact that both of those games are scheduled for MetLife probably ensured the Orange keeping both of them and only losing the 2015 contest. Otherwise, I have to imagine Boston College would have been given preference.

Is this good news? I suppose having ND on the schedule in the shadow of New York City is fantastic for recruiting, but I would have loved to have gone back to South Bend again. Especially considering how the last trip there turned out...

/GERGED