Notre Dame Women's Basketball | June 4, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Eight months after they met in the NCAA Women's Final Four, Notre Dame and Maryland will square off again on Dec. 3, 2014, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind., in one of the featured games of the eighth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, it was announced Wednesday by both the ACC and Big Ten conference offices. The exact tip time and broadcast coverage (television and broadband) will be announced at a later date.
This game will be included among Notre Dame's season ticket package that will go on sale later this summer, with single-game tickets to go on sale in late September or early October. It's also the latest addition to a rapidly filling home schedule for the Fighting Irish -- Notre Dame previously announced it will play host to Connecticut (Dec. 6 in the Jimmy V Women's Classic) as well as three games in the Hall of Fame Challenge against Holy Cross (Nov. 23), Harvard (Nov. 24) and Quinnipiac (Nov. 25).
The Fighting Irish, who will play this "off-site" home game in Fort Wayne due to a facility conflict at Purcell Pavilion (the Notre Dame-Michigan State men's basketball game in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will be the same night), are slated to make their third visit to the Summit City, but first since Jan. 24, 1979, when they defeated IPFW, 49-41 during Notre Dame's second season of varsity competition and while playing as an Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Division III member (the Fighting Irish also won at Indiana Tech, 68-51 on Feb. 15, 1978).