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Michigan/Notre Dame extend series with games in 2033, 2034

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A rivalry is officially renewed.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 01 Michigan at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With today’s game being the last officially announced game between the Michigan Wolverines and Notre Dame Fighting Irish, it was only a matter of time before more games were announced.

Well, the wait is over, as the Michigan football program announced Saturday morning the series will officially continue...in the 2030s.

Now, this does not mean 2033 will be the next time Michigan and Notre Dame play each other. Michigan has cleared out several home-and-homes with teams like UCLA and Virginia Tech over the last few years, and with a few spots being open in 2022 and 2023, there is an opportunity for the series to be continued sooner rather than later.

Thankfully, these two announced games will be played the first weekend of college football, with the 2033 game in Ann Arbor being Sept. 3 and the game in South Bend in 2034 being Sept. 2. There is no reason for these two teams to meet in the middle of the season, like they are doing this season.

But at the end of the day, it was really just a matter of “when” more games between these two schools would be announced, not “if.” Jim Harbaugh said earlier this week he would be open to extending the series, and Brian Kelly said the same thing back in 2014.

I believe it’s good to have the Fighting Irish on the schedule. It’s one of the most historic rivalries in the sport and it always brings great competition. But the argument could be had it’s no longer a good thing because of the landscape of the College Football Playoff.

Which side of the fence are you on?

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Should Michigan continue to extend the series with Notre Dame?

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