AUSTIN, Texas (Sports Network) - Notre Dame and Texas, two of the winningest football programs in NCAA history, will begin a four-game series in 2015.
The series will begin in South Bend in 2015 and continue in Austin in 2016.
After a two-year hiatus, the series resumes in Austin in 2019 before
concluding in South Bend in 2020.
"We're thrilled to be able to renew the football relationship between Notre
Dame and Texas," said Fighting Irish athletics director Jack Swarbrick.
"History already suggests that this has been an intersectional rivalry loaded
with memorable moments, and I expect fans of both institutions will eagerly
look forward to these matchups on the respective campuses."
These two schools have recorded the second- and third-most wins in NCAA
history, with Texas owning 845 victories compared to Notre Dame's 837. The two
schools have met 10 times, dating back to 1913, with the Fighting Irish
claiming victory in eight of those contests.
"When you match up two schools with so much pride, tradition and history, it's
an event that everyone enjoys being a part of, and (we're) all really looking
forward to (it)," said Texas men's athletics director DeLoss Dodds.
The last meeting between the schools was in 1996 in Austin. Notre Dame has
taken the last four games against Texas. The Longhorns' last victory over the
Fighting Irish came in 1969, the year they won a national championship.