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FOOTBALL: ND to continue Navy series

Mike Gilloon | Friday, November 11, 2005

Notre Dame and Navy will extend their historic series for at least another 10 years, according to a statement released on the Notre Dame athletic Web site und.com Thursday.

The contract between the Irish and Midshipmen was set to expire after their 2006 matchup, but the schools have agreed to an extension that ensures the series – currently in its 79th consecutive year – will continue into the 2016 season.

The squads will face each other in several different locations, as next year’s game is scheduled for Baltimore and the 2012 contest will be played in Dublin, Ireland.

Representatives of both universities were pleased with the agreement.

“I am pleased we have been able to continue the series which is a highlight for our student-athletes and fans every fall,” Navy athletics director Chet Gladchuk said. “Two institutions of similar values rekindling a lengthy and well-respected relationship make this game special.”