Report: Texas, Notre Dame cancel football games in 2019, 2020

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Texas Longhorns have canceled their home-and-home series for the 2019 and 2020 college football schedules, per several reports.

According to Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune, the two programs will still square off next year and the year after:

As reported by 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."

According to the original four-game series contract, 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 longer than that.

Notre Dame senior associate athletic director for media and broadcast relations John Heisler told the South Bend Tribune this June that the team was looking to move the games rather than cancel them, in order to ensure "variety" on the schedule for Notre Dame's fans.

More to come as additional information is made available.

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