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Cal adds Notre Dame to 2022 Football Schedule

Big move

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The Bears finally announced the scheduling of Notre Dame to the 2022 Football season. There were rumors of the scheduling after images from recruiting material popped up on social media a few months back.

Here’s what Cal Athletics announces regarding the scheduling.

BERKELEY – Cal and Notre Dame have agreed to play each other on Sept. 17, 2022, at Notre Dame Stadium, the first meeting between the schools in 55 years.

”We are looking forward to visiting Notre Dame, and I know that many of our fans will, too,” Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton said. “Notre Dame Stadium is an iconic venue, and this game provides another opportunity for our alumni to support their Bears on the road. We saw a great turnout for our game at Ole Miss this past season and again at the Redbox Bowl in Santa Clara. I expect we’ll have another large contingent follow us to Notre Dame for this exciting contest.”

”Our players and coaches look forward to playing in an iconic stadium and competing against a college football program with the rich tradition and history of Notre Dame,” Cal head coach Justin Wilcox added. “Notre Dame Stadium has been home to some of college football’s biggest games and greatest moments, and we are excited to give everyone involved with Cal football the opportunity to experience such a renowned place in our sport’s history.”

The one-game agreement will mark the fifth all-time contest in the series, with the most recent game being a 41-8 home victory for the No. 1 Fighting Irish on Sept. 23, 1967. Notre Dame was also a 28-6 winner in the first-ever game between the teams in Berkeley in 1959, while the Fighting Irish prevailed at Notre Dame Stadium in a 21-7 decision during the 1960 season and won, 48-6, at California Memorial Stadium in 1965.

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