The Washington Times - July 26, 2011, 12:22PM

Navy and Notre Dame extended their football series Monday through 2026, setting up the schools to meet for 100 consecutive years.

The Midshipmen and Fighting Irish first played in 1927, making it the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country. Notre Dame leads the series 71-12-1, though Navy has won three of the last four meetings.

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As has been the case since 1995, Notre Dame will host games in South Bend in odd-numbered years, while Navy will likely face the Irish in pro stadiums along the east coast in even-numbered years. An exception is next year, when the teams will open the season in Dublin, Ireland.

– Patrick Stevens