Clemson — Clemson will play host to Notre Dame at Memorial Stadium during the 2015 football season, the ACC announced on Friday. The exact date of the game has not been announced.
It will be the first meeting between the schools since November 17, 1979, when Clemson won 16-10 in South Bend, Ind., and the first time Notre Dame has come to Clemson since 1977. Those are the only two times the schools have met on the gridiron.
Notre Dame will begin playing in the ACC in all sports in 2013-14. Clemson and Notre Dame have 17 common sports on their respective athletic landscapes and will compete in all but football in 2013-14 and 2014-15. The programs will play each other in men’s and women’s basketball in 2013-14. Clemson is the only ACC school Notre Dame has never played in men’s basketball.
Notre Dame will begin playing ACC teams on the gridiron five times a year starting in 2014. With 14 teams in the ACC for football, one school will play Notre Dame twice in each three-year rotation.
The most famous football meeting between Notre Dame and Clemson took place on November 12, 1977, when a pair of top 15 teams met in Clemson’s Death Valley. A fifth-ranked Notre Dame team led by quarterback Joe Montana defeated a 15th-ranked Clemson team led by quarterback Steve Fuller, 21-17. Both quarterbacks went on to become Super Bowl champions.
Notre Dame went on to win the national championship that season. Thirty-six players in that game went on to play in the NFL, including future Notre Dame Hall of Famers Ken MacAfee and Ross Browner. The Clemson roster that day included future NFL Pro Bowl players Dwight Clark and Jeff Butler.
Clemson came back to win at Notre Dame two years later, 16-10.
The College of Charleston women’s tennis team rolled to a 4-0 win over Samford in the first round of the Southern Conference championships in Elon, N.C.
The Cougars will face UNC Greensboro today at 10 a.m.
On the men’s side, the College of Charleston defeated Georgia Southern, 4-1, in the second round at Burlington, N.C. The Cougars will take on Samford today in a semifinal match.
Susita Das clinched the match win as the No. 2 seed Charleston Southern women advanced to today’s Big South championship match, defeating No. 3 seed Campbell at the Winthrop Tennis Complex, 4-1.
The senior from Bhubaneswar, India, overcame an early deficit in overcoming Lourdes Ros in three sets.