You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Irish Insights

  • Bryant becoming 'a man' for Irish
    SOUTH BEND -- Sophomore halfback Greg Bryant arrived at Notre Dame a five-star prospect, but a year later, he finally realizes how much he knows now that he didn't know then.
  • Video: Notre Dame LB Kolin Hill
      Irish freshman Kolin Hill meets with reporters Wednesday to discuss his first few weeks as a college linebacker.
  • Notebook: Injuries mean bye a time to heal
    INDIANAPOLIS – Notre Dame may be 3-0, but coach Brian Kelly said the upcoming bye week is a welcome sight since he has such a banged-up team.

Irish to play host to Rice

Notre Dame will play Rice for the first time in 26 years in the 2014 season.

The Owls announced on their website that the programs will play in 2014 in Notre Dame Stadium. The time and date of the game will be announced at a later date.

The Irish have won the four previous matchups against Rice with the last game coming in 1988. Notre Dame won that game 54-11.

"Notre Dame is a program that shares our core beliefs about college athletics," Rice athletic director Rick Greenspan said on the school's athletic website. "We both believe that the pursuit of excellence in the classroom need not become secondary to the pursuit of championships in athletics. This type of schedule is reflective of the greater overall vision for the second century of Rice Athletics that we will begin share in the coming weeks.

"We are excited to add this game to the schedule in order to give our student-athletes and our fans this tremendous opportunity to experience a game day in South Bend and renew this series with the Irish."

Notre Dame first played Rice in 1915 with the Irish coming out with a 55-2 victory to close the season in Houston. The two teams played again in 1973 with Notre Dame winning 28-0 in Houston. The Irish also won a 1974 matchup in South Bend 10-3.

Rice joins a group of non-traditional opponents Notre Dame will face in 2014. The Irish will also play Northwestern, Syracuse and Temple that season.