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The Nevada Wolf Pack football team is going back to Notre Dame.

The Wolf Pack announced Friday that it has agreed to play at Notre Dame in 2016. The Wolf Pack, which is currently coached by former Notre Dame assistant Brian Polian, has played just one game at Notre Dame in its history, losing 35-0 on Sept. 5, 2009.

The game is scheduled for Sept. 10, 2016 in South Bend. It will be one of two trips to Indiana that season for the Wolf Pack as Nevada will also play at Purdue.

“We are very excited to add the University of Notre Dame to our 2016 schedule,” Polian said. “The opportunity to go and compete against a storied college football program in a unique atmosphere will be a great experience for our student athletes. And the exposure that our university and program will gain from the broadcast of the game on NBC will be invaluable.”

Polian coached special teams at Notre Dame from 2005-09. The Wolf Pack finished 4-8 in Polian's first season as head coach in 2013.

Nevada was scheduled to play California in Berkeley in 2016. The schools have agreed to push that game to a later season. The Wolf Pack will now open the 2016 season at home with Cal Poly coming to Mackay Stadium on Sept. 3, in a game previously scheduled for Sept. 10 that year. Nevada will also play host to UCLA on Sept. 17 and will be at Purdue on Sept. 24.

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