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The University of Notre Dame football program has announced a continuation of its long rivalry with Michigan State with a two-game series against the Spartans in 2026 and 2027.

The Irish will host Michigan State in Notre Dame Stadium on Sept. 19, 2026, and then face the Spartans in East Lansing on Sept. 18, 2027. Game times and broadcast networks have not yet been announced.

The Irish and the Spartans have met on 79 occasions, which is the fourth-most played series in ND football history. The Irish hold a 49-29-1 edge in the matchup. The teams play for The Megaphone Trophy, which is currently held by the Irish after a win in the most recent matchup, a 38-18 victory in 2017 at East Lansing.

The series, is well know for the legendary 10-10 tie in East Lansing in 1966. In that battle, the Spartans entered the game ranked #1, and Notre Dame was ranked #2. The Irish went on to win the 1966 National Championship.   

The Irish now have 10 of 12 dates filled for the 2026 season and six of 12 confirmed for 2027.

ByPhil Houk

For over 25 years, bringing you the glory of Notre Dame football.

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