Date: January 2, 2006
Site: Sun Devil Stadium (73,752)
Kick-Off: 3:00 p.m. MST (5:00 p.m. EST)
Television: ABC (Brent Musburger, Gary Danielson and Jack Arute)
Radio: ESPN Radio (Dave Pasch, Rod Gilmore, Trevor Matich and Stacy Dales-Schuman)
Ohio State Radio Network (Paul Keels, Jim Lachey and Jim Karsatos)
Westwood One Radio Network Tony Roberts and Allen Pinkett)
Series: The series is tied 2-2.
Ohio State will wear its road jerseys and use the west bench on game day. Notre Dame will wear its home jerseys and use the east bench on game day.
Ohio State will stay at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (480) 585-4848. Notre Dame will stay at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253 (480) 948-5000.
Team Practice Sites
Ohio State will practice at Pinnacle High School, 3535 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050 (480) 419-4410. Notre Dame will practice at Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (480) 423-6285.
Notre Dame and Ohio State meet for just the fifth time in history. The series is tied 2-2 with the Fighting Irish winning games in 1935 and 1936, and the Buckeyes taking both contests in 1995 and 1996.
The scores in the series (* - designates home team):
Nov. 2, 1935 - Notre Dame 18, *Ohio State 13
Oct. 31, 1936 - *Notre Dame 7, Ohio State 2
Sept. 30, 1995 - *Ohio State 45, Notre Dame 26
Sept. 28, 1996 - Ohio State 29, *Notre Dame 16
Game day: Jan. 2, 3 p.m., Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe