New York College Classic Schedule
The New York College Classic is an annual college football game held at MetLife
Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey each fall which pits the Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the Syracuse Orange. This
is your opportunity to see two of the most storied college football teams of all time facing off against one another in an
early season match up that could have big time national title implications. Played at a neutral site you can expect both teams
to have plenty of fans filling the stadium making for an unforgettable atmosphere for both the fans and the participants in
This year's game will be held at Met Life Stadium, home of the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets a state
of the art new arena that is also the home of the 2014 Super Bowl. Kick off is slated for 1:00 p.m. allowing for plenty of
tailgating beforehand. If you have never been to a college football game you simply owe it to yourself to head out to one
and experience all of the fun before, during, and after the game. Even if you have been to college football games, the New
York College Classic is an experience like no other so be sure to get your tickets today!
played its first season of college football in 1889 and has numerous dedicated fans who have grown up loving the program whether
or not they are current students or alumni. The Orange have an impressive 15-9-1 record in bowl games alongside having won
five conference titles and a national championship in 1959. So far fifteen former Orange football players have been inducted
into the College Football Hall of Fame, most recently Art Monk who was inducted in 2012. The Orange play their home games
in the Carrier Dome which is the largest domed stadium on any college campus in the country.
Notre Dame is one of the
few universities in the country who the mere mention of their name brings up the thought of college football. The Fighting
Irish have had a football team since 1887 and possess on of the proudest and most storied traditions in all of college football.
They have won 11 national titles, most recently in 1988 and produced seven Heisman trophy winners. Fifty former Fighting Irish
players and coaches have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame including former tight end Dave Casper who was
inducted in 2012.
Upon entering MetLife Stadium fans are well aware that they are about
to see a college football game unlike any other. The players warming up on the field are visibly fighting off nerves and trying
to get out all of the jitters before the opening kick off. The crowd is full of players' families, alumni, hordes of journalists
and sports writers, locals who are always thrilled to take part in the annual tradition, and college football fanatics who
are hoping to see another historic college football match up. The pageantry of the cheerleaders, mascots, marching bands,
and wild fans are enough to get you out of your seat, and then the game begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible
displays of speed and agility, clutch field goals, and game breaking plays fill up the day of world class college football.
By the time the clock winds down your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and
you will already be planning a return trip the following year.
Featuring two schools with
such historic programs it can be no wonder that the New York C0llege Classic annually features many of the best amateur football
players in the world competing with and against one another on a major stage. Countless players from both Syracuse and Notre
Dame have gone on to have big impacts in the NFL in addition to being major college football superstars. Notre Dame and Syracuse
annually recruit some of the most coveted high school football players in the country to come don their uniforms and each
year both teams have major impact on the college football landscape. This year the New York College Classic will be even more
special as both teams will be competing against one another as members of the ACC for the first time.
Dame practically owns the record books with regards to individual records as former Fighting Irish players have won a record
seven Heisman trophies, have been named as a consensus All American 96 times and as unanimous All Americans 32 times. Additionally
Notre dame has had more players drafted into the NFL than any other college football program. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish
have the highest winning percentage of any school in the country and are tied for the most national titles in all of college
football with thirteen.