ND-Temple 2014 game moved to 2015

Notre Dame's return trip to Temple will have to wait another year.

The Irish, who host the Owls Aug. 31 in both teams' 2013 opener, will not travel to Philadelphia until the 2015 season, one year later than initially scheduled, a Temple spokesperson confirmed.

Temple interim athletic director Kevin Clark had told OwlsDaily.com last week that the 2014 contest was moved to 2015, at Lincoln Financial Field.

Notre Dame had no comment, as it is school policy to not speak on scheduling matters until a full season slate is released.

The move gives the Irish one less headache in ironing out their 2014 schedule, which currently has 13 opponents for just 12 spots. That season will be the first in which the school faces five ACC teams as part of its annual agreement accompanying the move of all of its sports other than football into the conference.

The most likely opponents to get dropped or moved from Notre Dame's 2014 slate are Rice, Purdue or Northwestern, all of which are currently slated to visit Notre Dame Stadium.

Notre Dame's current 2014 lineup also consists of games at annual rivals USC and Navy, plus a home game against rival Stanford and five ACC games -- at Florida State and Syracuse (in East Rutherford, N.J.); home against Louisville, North Carolina and Wake Forest.

The Irish will also play their final game against Michigan for the foreseeable future, at Notre Dame Stadium. And they agreed this June to keep their Nov. 8, 2014, visit to Arizona State, while canceling a 2017 contest that had been scheduled for South Bend, Ind.

The move of the Temple game to 2015 at least momentarily gives the Irish a full 12-game slate for that season: home games against Texas, UMass, Navy, USC, Boston College and Virginia Tech; road games at Purdue, Pitt, Stanford, Clemson, Virginia and Temple.