BC-Notre Dame football series extended

June 10, 2010 - 10:25 am

According to multiple reports, Boston College and Notre Dame have agreed to continue their football rivalry six more times over the next nine seasons. Under the new agreement, BC will play at Notre Dame in 2011, 2016 and 2018. The Eagles will host the Irish in 2012, 2015 and 2019. The teams already are scheduled to play this season, on Oct. 2 at BC. Notre Dame leads the all-time series 10-9 following the Irish's 20-16 victory last October that broke a six-game losing streak to BC. '€œ[Notre Dame athletic director] Jack Swarbrick and I agreed that since Boston College and Notre Dame are the only Catholic institutions that play Division 1-A football, we should continue to play each other over a period of years,'€ BC AD Gene DeFilippo told Boston Herald columnist Steve Buckley.