Game day central: Notre Dame 2023 Blue-Gold Game

On3 imageby:Patrick Engel04/22/23


The annual spring peek at Notre Dame football has arrived. The Blue-Gold Game kicks off at 2 p.m. ET Saturday in South Bend.

Game day information

Date: April 22, 2023

Site: Notre Dame Stadium

Kickoff: 2 p.m. ET (2-4 p.m. ET is the listed length)

TV: Peacock. A Peacock subscription ($4.99 per month) is required to watch. The Peacock app can be downloaded on smartphones and tablets and on most smart TVs. Peacock can also be accessed on Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge.

Announcers: Tony Simeone (play-by-play), Kyle Rudolph (analyst), Kyle Hamilton (sideline), Caroline Pineda (sideline)

Radio: WSBT-960 AM (coverage begins at 1:30 p.m. ET). The game will also air on SiriusXM Channel 380 or SXM Online 970.

Blue-Gold Game rosters

Blue-Gold Game injury report

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Notre Dame Blue Gold Game rules

Notre Dame split its roster into two teams, Blue and Gold. Nearly all seniors were preassigned to a team. Freshmen through juniors were selected in a draft Thursday. Sam Hartman and Tyler Buchner will be the starting quarterbacks and were also preassigned.

The game will have a traditional scoring format. It will include four 15-minute quarters, which will have a running clock at head coach Marcus Freeman’s discretion. The defense cannot blitz more than once every four downs in quarters one through three. That rule goes away in the fourth quarter. There will not be kickoffs, with the ball being spotted at the 35-yard line instead. Punts and punt returns will be normal.

Irish defensive line coach Al Washington is the head coach for Team Gold. Running backs coach Deland McCullough is leading Team Blue. Freeman will wear a microphone and be interviewed on the Peacock broadcast.

A few offensive linemen will wear green jerseys and play for both teams, Freeman said during the draft. He did not specify who.

There is one likely subtraction from the rosters. Junior Lorenzo Styles, drafted by Team Gold as an “athlete” Thursday, entered the transfer portal Friday. He was expected to play receiver and cornerback in the game.

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