The September 3 game this season between Notre Dame and Ohio State is set for a 7:30 pm kickoff on ABC. The much-anticipated season-opening home game for the Buckeyes will also be the site of ESPN’s College Gameday

“Fox has the No. 1 overall pick with the Big 10. That has historically and appropriately every year been Ohio State-Michigan. We knew that Notre Dame-Ohio State was going to come to us at No. 2, and then we weren’t going to let that go,” ESPN executive vice president of programming Burke Magnus told the Associate Press. “That’s just an enormous matchup to kick off the season. Labor Day weekend has become such a franchise for us. It’s clear of NFL competition, and there are so many meaningful college football games played.”

Ohio State and Notre Dame haven’t met in the regular season since a home-and-home series in 1995 and 1996. The Buckeyes won the first matchup 45-26 in Ohio Stadium and the second matchup 29-16 in Notre Dame Stadium.

The Irish took the first two games in the series, however, winning both games of a home-and-home 60 years earlier 18-13 and 7-2, respectively.

The two teams have played twice in bowl games. The Buckeyes beat the Irish 34-20 in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and then they beat Notre Dame 10 years later in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl by a score of 44-28.

ABC will also have Ohio State’s Sept. 24 matchup at home against Wisconsin, meaning that game is much more likely to be a night game than if it was airing on FOX.

More early-season game times should be rolling out in the coming days. Ohio State’s annual matchup with Michigan was announced on Monday as a 12:00 pm kickoff on FOX, which was expected.

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  1. The September 3 game this season between Notre Dame and Ohio State is set for a 7:30 pm kickoff on ABC. The much-anticipated season-opening home game for the Buckeyes will also be the site of ESPN’s College Gameday

    “Fox has the No. 1 overall pick with the Big 10. That has historically and appropriately every year been Ohio State-Michigan. We knew that Notre Dame-Ohio State was going to come to us at No. 2, and then we weren’t going to let that go,” ESPN executive vice president of programming Burke Magnus[URL=’https://apnews.com/article/baltimore-ravens-college-football-nfl-entertainment-sports-95b07bc3a92191b0abea66f851983c59′] told the Associate Press[/URL]. “That’s just an enormous matchup to kick off the season. Labor Day weekend has become such a franchise for us. It’s clear of NFL competition, and there are so many meaningful college football games played.”

    Ohio State and Notre Dame haven’t met in the regular season since a home-and-home series in 1995 and 1996. The Buckeyes won the first matchup 45-26 in Ohio Stadium and the second matchup 29-16 in Notre Dame Stadium.

    The Irish took the first two games in the series, however, winning both games of a home-and-home 60 years earlier 18-13 and 7-2, respectively.

    The two teams have played twice in bowl games. The Buckeyes beat the Irish 34-20 in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and then they beat Notre Dame 10 years later in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl by a score of 44-28.

    ABC will also have Ohio State’s Sept. 24 matchup at home against Wisconsin, meaning that game is much more likely to be a night game than if it was airing on FOX.

    More early-season game times should be rolling out in the coming days.

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