For 68 straight years, Purdue and Notre Dame went head to head on the football field. From 1946-2014, the game was an in-state bout that became one of the most intense rivalries for the Boilermakers.
In 2021, the rivalry will be renewed in South Bend, playing for the first time in seven seasons. The matchup then takes a three-year hiatus before the Fighting Irish head to West Lafayette to play the Boilermakers in 2024. The two teams will then alternate locations until 2028.
But don’t expect the two teams to clash on the field after that — at least on a regular basis.
According to GoldandBlack.com, Purdue Athletic Director Mike Bobinski, Notre Dame isn’t all that interested in committing to a future series with the Boilers, at least at the moment. Bobinski made the statement while speaking at a John Purdue Club event.
“Notre Dame has got its own unique scheduling dynamic and philosophy,” said Bobinski. “They thought the six-game stretch that we are gonna have coming up here for the time being as all they wanted to commit to and they wanted to think about other things moving out into the ’30s.”
Bobinski added that he hopes to revisit the idea of Purdue and Notre Dame getting more games on future schedules.
Purdue and Notre Dame have played 84 times and the Irish own a 56-26-2 advantage in the all-time series. Notre Dame was won the last seven meetings, with Purdue’s last victory coming in 2007.