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Notre Dame to host Tennessee State, first-ever HBCU opponent, in 2023

The Notre Dame Preventing Irish already knew they have been going through the Navy Midshipmen in Dublin, Eire, to start the 2023 faculty soccer season. Notre Dame will then make historical past on Sept. 2 of that 12 months when this system welcomes the Tennessee State Tigers to city. 

Per Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, Tennessee State might be Notre Dame’s first-ever Traditionally Black Faculty and College opponent and in addition its first-ever FCS foe. The Tigers are at the moment coached by Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL working again Eddie George. 

“TSU and Notre Dame are two iconic applications which have helped form right this moment’s faculty athletics panorama,” Tennessee State director of athletics Dr. Mikki Allen stated for a ready assertion. “We’re setting the muse for long-term success below Coach George’s management. The purpose is that TSU might be a vacation spot program for the following era of student-athletes to come back.” 

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick added: 

“We’re excited to deliver a pair of nice educational establishments which can be steeped in custom collectively in 2023. None of this may be attainable with out Dr. (Mikki) Allen and Coach (Eddie) George’s imaginative and prescient for what this recreation can signify to our Universities. I am thrilled we’re in a position to deliver the Tigers and the Irish collectively for a weekend that can function applications with over 20 mixed nationwide titles, the Aristocrat of Bands and the Band of the Preventing Irish.”

In accordance with Rittenberg, the USC Trojans at the moment are the one FBS program that has by no means confronted an FCS opponent and has no set plans to take action as of this spring. 

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