Notre Dame will take part in a historical basketball game when the Irish travel to Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18, 2021) to face Howard University. The matchup will mark the first road game for Notre Dame men’s basketball against one of the countries Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Game time and broadcast details will be announced at a later date. Howard’s Burr Gym will be the game’s site.
Earlier this week, Jeff Goodman reported that one ACC men’s basketball coach proposed an idea to the rest of the league’s coaches: on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, each team for the conference play against an HBCU program. The idea received plenty of interest; however, several ACC programs already have their schedules finalized for the 2020-21 season. Notre Dame was already scheduled to play Howard.
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According to the release, Howard and Notre Dame will also form a joint initiative to support When We All Vote — a non-profit, nonpartisan organization. When We All Vote works to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.