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Notre Dame cancels games vs. Texas in 2019, 2020

Posted September 25th, 2014

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Notre Dame officials will pay their Texas counterparts a one-time penalty of $150,000 to cancel football games against the Longhorns scheduled for 2019 and 2020, a UT official said.

The Longhorns and Irish had initially signed a four-game agreement. Texas will open the 2015 season at Notre Dame next year. Then, the Irish are scheduled to come to Austin in 2016.

But Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick raised some eyebrows months ago when he raised the possibility of moving the 2019 game.

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A UT official said no replacement opponents have been finalized yet to replace Notre Dame.

This comes on the heels of Notre Dame’s announcement Thursday that it had signed a home-and-home series with Texas A&M for games in 2024 and 2025.

In a statement released by Notre Dame, Swarbrick said the school’s goal was to add opponents from the Southeastern Conference.

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