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Tennessee State meet Touchdown Jesus.

During the 2023 football season, Tennessee State is scheduled to face Notre Dame in a historic matchup.

The Fighting Irish will host the Tigers in the program’s first-ever game against an HBCU opponent.

The game will be played on Sept. 2, 2023, at Notre Dame Stadium and be broadcast nationally on NBC.

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“We’re excited to bring a pair of great academic institutions that are steeped in tradition together in 2023,” said University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. “None of this would be possible without Dr. (Mikki) Allen and Coach (Eddie) George’s vision for what this game can represent to our Universities. I’m thrilled we’re able to bring the Tigers and the Irish together for a weekend that will feature programs with over 20 combined national titles, the Aristocrat of Bands and the Band of the Fighting Irish.”

“TSU and Notre Dame are two iconic programs that have helped shape today’s college athletics landscape,” said Dr. Mikki Allen, TSU Director of Athletics.

“We are setting the foundation for long-term success under Coach George’s leadership. The goal is that TSU will be a destination program for the next generation of student-athletes to come.”


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