Notre Dame's 2014 home game against Purdue could be moving further East. Barely.
An Irish spokesperson confirmed that the moving of next year's contest with the Boilermakers to Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium is "close but not yet done," echoing comments Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke made Friday during a radio show appearance about the game potentially moving to the Colts' home field.
"We're working on" the series, Burke told Gold and Black LIVE. "I think we're close."
The game would be Notre Dame's "Shamrock Series" contest, the school's term for its annual taking of a home game to a metropolitan area and wearing new uniforms, which it has done for five straight seasons near San Antonio, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and, this year, Dallas.
Notre Dame has yet to release its 2014 schedule, as it still has 13 scheduled opponents for 12 games. While the school is "hoping to announce (the) next few full schedules as quickly as they are finalized," per the spokesperson, a game in Indianapolis would make plenty of sense given athletic director Jack Swarbrick's history in the area, which includes having helped the city land Super Bowl XLVI for the 2011-12 NFL season.