New York College Classic Schedule
Dubbed "The Battle in the Apple", the New York College Classic is one of the
most anticipated College Football games of the season. Played across the Hudson River at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford,
New Jersey, the 2014 installment of the New York College Classic features the Syracuse Orangemen and the Notre Dame Fighting
Irish. Both programs enjoy a storied history that makes them two of the most beloved teams in the country. These two teams
have not met since 2008, in an exciting clash in South Bend when Syracuse shocked the Irish and their fans by stealing a 24-23
victory from the home side. Though the players are different, the Notre Dame fanbase will no doubt be looking for revenge
in the New York College Classic. College Football is taking a cue from College Basketball and scheduling many exciting non
conference games on neutral fields, showcasing the many exciting teams and their passionate fans on national television.
September 27, all eyes in college football will be on "The Battle of the Apple", with Syracuse and Notre Dame taking to MetLife
Stadium in East Rutherford, the home of the New York Giants and Jets, to steal an all important non-conference win. The 2013
New York College Classic saw the Orange take on the young and tough USC Trojans, another one of College Football's most iconic
programs. Don't miss the 2014 installment that is quickly making the New York College Classic one of the most anticipated
College Football showcase events of the year.
New York College Classic Teams
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish
is one of the best known and most beloved franchises in American sports, on par with many professional teams in branding and
fanbase devotion. The Fighting Irish are one of the very few independent teams in the country, playing outside of the conferences
that make up the College Football landscape. Over the programs's 127 year history, the Fighting Irish fans have had plenty
of reasons to cheer, with the team winning an amazing 13 National Championships and players receiving a record 7 Heisman Trophies.
The Fighting Irish have had more consensus and unanimous All Americans than any other school, with alumni like Joe Montana,
Tim Brown, Curly Lambeau and Joe Theismann, to name just a few. Notre Dame also features 44 former players in the College
Football Hall of Fame, more than any other team.
The Syracuse Orange may not be able to compete with all of that lore,
but their program has enjoyed incredible success as well. The Orange are the 17th winningest program in all of College Football,
including a National Championship in 1959. Syracuse features 17 alumni in the College Football Hall of Fame and an impressive
six players in the NFL Hall of Fame. Players like Donovan McNabb, Floyd Little, Art Monk and Jim Brown, thought by many to
be the greatest football player of all time, have all donned the orange jersey. Playing at the famed Carrier Dome in Syracuse,
the Orange play to some of the largest home crowds in the country.
New York College Classic Experience
the actual game will be taking place on the other side of the Hudson River at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey,
the New York College Classic is so New York. Two high profile, historically robust teams competing under the brightest lights
is just what The Big Apple is all about. The flashier, faster, brighter and bigger, the better. College Football is a game
all about rituals and traditions and few schools know more about that than Syracuse and Notre Dame. When the two teams clash
at MetLife Stadium, they will be bringing together two incredibly passionate fanbases who will be ready to share their spirit
with the millions of fans watching at home. One of the most highly anticipated College Football games of the season is being
played in the greatest city in the world, and fans will not want to miss the chance to cheer on the Orange and the Fighting
Irish in one of the most spectacular atmospheres in all of sports.
New York College Classic Fans
them or hate them, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are always a hot topic of conversation heading into every College Football
season, and thanks to a deal with NBC, all of their home games are televised. Notre Dame fans are everywhere, those that love
the football team and the lore that is Notre Dame. Some love the Fighting Irish brand. Either way, they passionate as any
fanbase and they travel all over the country to support their team. The Syracuse Orange may not have the global appeal of
the Irish, but their fans are no less intense and spirited, just watch any game at their beloved Carrier Dome in beautiful
Syracuse, New York, and you will see a fanbase that lives and breathes Orange athletics. It will be hard to tell which team
will have home field advantage, but one thing is for sure, this epic clash is bound to be one of the most entertaining games
of the season.
New York College Classic Trivia
Though Notre Dame is an Independent football team, they
have signed on to face 5 ACC teams every year. The Orange and the Fighting Irish will meet again in October 2016, when the
two teams return to MetLife Stadium to face off once again.