TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State and Notre Dame will indeed play one another inside Doak Campbell Stadium during the 2014 season. ACC commissioner John Swofford made the announcement official to FSU administrators Friday afternoon, after it had previously been reported that the schools were close to making the game take place.

Warchant.com, a website affiliated with the Rivals.com network that covers FSU athletics and recruiting, first reported Tuesday that sources had said the two schools were nearing an agreement. The Orlando Sentinel later confirmed that report.

Swofford's announcement Friday was made public by FSU's @Seminoles_com Twitter account. From there, school officials tweeted: "John Swofford, @theACC Commissioner, announced Notre Dame will play the #Noles in Tallahassee in 2014. More info to come."

A school official told the Sentinel that Swofford wasn't expected to make a formal public announcement, but that he did confirm to the school that the 2014 game was on.

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No date for the game has been announced, but it has been reported that the teams were exploring an opening the weekend of Sept. 20. The Fighting Irish, who have game contracts with other schools, had two other openings Oct. 18 and Nov. 22. Another opening is likely to come when the Fighting Irish formally get out of a game scheduled with Arizona State. Last week, Notre Dame officials reportedly called Arizona State to back out of their Oct. 25 commitment.

The three additional openings are expected to be filled with a bye week and games against two other ACC schools.

The contest will be the first between the Seminoles and Fighting Irish since Dec. 27, 2011, when FSU rallied to come from behind and win the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, 18-14.

Last September, Notre Dame reached an agreement with the ACC that will ensure its longtime tradition as a football independent, while also allowing for a new relationship with the conference in its other sports. The Fighting Irish are leaving the Big East this summer in all other sports, moving them to the ACC. As part of that agreement, they will play the ACC's 15 schools -- the conference will expand to 15 full members by 2014 -- on a rotating basis.

Notre Dame's rotation begins in 2014, when it will face FSU, Syracuse, Pittsburgh and two other schools. After rotating in five new ACC schools in 2015 and 2016, those same four are expected to rotate back onto Notre Dame's schedule in 2017.

FSU's 2014 season also will feature non-conference games against The Citadel and Florida. The Seminoles begin that season by traveling to Arlington, Texas, to play Oklahoma State in the Cowboys Classic at the massive Cowboys Stadium.

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