Navy extends competitive relationship with Notre DameAP Photo/Joe Raymond

The Naval Director of Athletics, Chet Gladchuk and Notre Dame Director Athletics and Vice President Jack Swarbrick announced yesterday that intense college rivalry between Notre Dame and the Navy’s football team will be extended to 2026, which will mark the centennial year for the series.

“Our institutional relationship with Notre Dame goes back decades,” said Gladchuk.

“Along with the vast mutual respect we share as two of the finest educational institutions in the nation, that same dimension of appreciation is evident on the football field. Continuing this traditional and classic rivalry for years to come has always been a priority for both schools. I am grateful to Jack and his staff for working with us to ensure the continuation of this annual highlight enjoyed by millions of fans during each college football season.”


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“Notre Dame and Navy have long defined what an in intersectional football rivalry is all about,” said Swarbrick.

“Our two institutions have a longstanding relationship, both on and off the football field, that goes back decades. When we’ve looked at future football schedules for Notre Dame, Navy has always been one of the opponents immediately penciled in – and this ensures that will be the case for yet another 10 years to come.”

The two competing schools which have played annually since 1926 will meet in October 29 for the 84th time.

Next year’s game will take place in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on September 1.