by Fitzgerald Cecilio
Los Angeles, CA
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the USC Trojans have extended their annual football meeting at least up to the 2023 season.
The Trojans and Irish have one of the most iconic rivalries in college football, as both frequently contend for the national championships.
They have met in all but three seasons (1943-1945) since 1926, with the Irish holding the edge in the series with a 44-35-5 record.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame has ended its annual date with Michigan due to the schedule of the Atlantic Coast Conference, which they will join beginning July 1, 2013.
Both Notre Dame and USC also announced a three-game series with another independent, BYU, starting in 2019.
The Trojans will travel to Provo, Utah, in 2019 and then host BYU in 2021 and 2023.
The teams have met twice, with USC winning both games in 2003 and 2004.
USC also added home games against Idaho and Arkansas State (2015) and New Mexico (2016). Nonconference games already on USC's future slate include Texas, Fresno State and Boston College.
The Trojans will have seven home games in eight of the next 11 seasons.
"Not only are we pleased to be able to extend our storied series with Notre Dame, but we were able to keep the game on the traditional dates of Thanksgiving weekend in Los Angeles and mid-October in South Bend," said USC athletic director Pat Haden in a statement. "Adding the series with BYU, which is a great match-up for the fans of both teams and for all college football fans, helped us in that regard.