Report: Notre Dame, Texas Cancel Football Games In 2019, 2020

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Texas Longhorns have just canceled their home-and-home series for the 2019 and 2020 college football seasons, according to several national reports.

Per Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune, the two programs will still face off next season and in 2016:

In the words of Kevin Kelley of, "per an invoice dated July 10, 2014 from The University of Texas at Austin to the Notre Dame Athletic Department, games in 2019 and 2020 were canceled and Notre Dame owes Texas a cancellation fee of $150,000."

The original four-game series contract states that the fee is $150,000 if “notice of cancellation is received two years or more before the scheduled date of the cancelled game.” It would have jumped to $500,000-$1 million had Notre Dame waited.

Notre Dame senior associate athletic director for media and broadcast relations John Heisler told the South Bend Tribune in June that the Irish were looking to reshuffle the games rather than to cancel them, in order to bring some "variety" to the schedule for Notre Dame's fans.

Case in point, the Irish will face off with Texas A&M in a home-and-home series in 2024, 2025, the schools announced on Thursday.

We will have more on this change in plans as additional information is made available.

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