Stanford extends Notre Dame series through 2019

Stanford has announced it is extending its annual football

series with Notre Dame through the 2019 season.

Athletic director Bob Bowlsby said Thursday that the schools are

extending their home-and-home series for eight additional years.

The teams were already scheduled to play this year on Nov. 26 at

Stanford Stadium.

Stanford and Notre Dame have squared off 25 times beginning with

the first meeting between the two schools in the 1925 Rose Bowl.

The Irish hold a 17-8 advantage in the series, although Stanford

has won the last two games.

The two schools have met annually for each of the last 14

seasons and 21 out of the last 23 campaigns dating back to

1988.