Feb. 29, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame has announced kickoff times for its six home football games for the 2008 season:

Date         Opponent            Time        Television
Sept. 6 SAN DIEGO STATE 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC national
Sept. 13 MICHIGAN 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC national
Sept. 27 PURDUE 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC national
Oct. 4 STANFORD 2:30 p.m. EDT NBC national
Nov. 1 PITTSBURGH 2:30 p.m. EDT NBC national
Nov. 22 SYRACUSE 2:30 p.m. EST NBC national

NBC Sports will televise all six home games nationally from Notre Dame Stadium.

Purdue (38th appearance at Notre Dame, 34th at Notre Dame Stadium), Michigan (17th appearance at Notre Dame, 14th at Notre Dame Stadium) and Stanford (12th appearance – all at Notre Dame Stadium) all last played at Notre Dame in 2006.

Syracuse will be making its first trip to South Bend since 2005, for its sixth all-time game against the Irish, its third in South Bend. Pittsburgh will be playing at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time since 2004 — and its 29th time overall. San Diego State and Notre Dame will be meeting for the first time.

Six of the ’08 Notre Dame opponents played in postseason bowl games following the 2007 season – Michigan (won Capital One Bowl), Michigan State (Champs Sports Bowl), Purdue (won Motor City Bowl), Boston College (won Champs Sports Bowl), Navy (Poinsettia Bowl) and USC (won Rose Bowl).

The only road game with a confirmed kickoff time is the Nov. 15 Notre Dame-Navy game in Baltimore, Md., with a noon (EST) start (CBS Sports will televise).

Please note that South Bend observes Eastern time (including DST) all year around. In 2008, daylight time ends and standard time begins on Nov. 2.

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