During a 93-year run, Notre Dame and Navy have combined for one of the longest-running rivalries in college football. However, with Notre Dame operating as a league member for the reshuffled 2020 ACC football schedule, the annual matchup with Navy is off the table for 2020.
Notre Dame was schedule to play Navy in Annapolis during Labor Day Weekend. (Initially the two programs were set to play in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 29, but that game was moved stateside due to COVID-19.) But to comply with the ACC’s non-conference mandate in the updated schedule, Notre Dame’s one out-of-conference game must take place in the program’s home state: Indiana.
Even with the one-year hiatus, Notre Dame and Navy announced an agreement to extend the contract on their series through 2032.
Navy-Notre Dame football game will not be played in 2020 due to scheduling constraints imposed by the Atlantic Coast Conference, multiple sources have told The Capital. https://t.co/kDDm7cGuLf pic.twitter.com/HOg0qS4avH
— Bill Wagner (@BWagner_CapGaz) August 6, 2020
After Navy won the 2016 matchup, Notre Dame has been victorious in three straight games over the Midshipmen.
Notre Dame’s lone non-conference matchup for the 2020 regular season will come against Western Michigan on Sept. 19.