Despite the fact that the two institutions will not play this season, the Notre Dame football program decided to extend its rivalry with Navy until 2032.
After what seemed to be an eternity with little to no college football news, as we inch closer and closer to the season, news has began to ramp up. Notre Dame football and Navy will not play in 2020 — ending a 93-year streak that started in 1927 — but will continue their annual rivalry in 2021 and extend it until 2032.
While this might be disappointing news for some, it could also be seen as good news, as well, as Navy is always a game on the schedule that fans keep an eye out for and one that can cause some nerves.
Along with announcing the extension of their rivalry, Navy also announced that they would play BYU on September 7th in Annapolis. For a full breakdown on the announcement, click here.
The Fighting Irish were originally set to face off against the Midshipmen on August 29th in Dublin, Ireland. Due to the coronavirus the game was moved to Annapolis, Maryland and was set to be a Navy home game, with both teams looking forward to the unique opportunity to have the game hosted on Navy’s campus. As we know now, however, the game will not happen at all.
While Notre Dame will not play a trio of it’s rivalry games this year (Navy, USC, and Stanford), this season should be a very exciting one, as Notre Dame will play for its first ever chance at a ACC Championship title.
Notre Dame’s 2020 season is set to kick-off in just over a month on September 12th, where the Irish will take on Duke in their home opener. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for no more delays or bumps in the road as it has felt like forever since we have had college football.