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Notre Dame Football: USC and Stanford games are now cancelled for the Irish

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That makes 3 games cancelled on Notre Dame’s 2020 schedule

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly hoists Jeweled Shillelagh after win over USC Twitter @NDFootball

The dominoes across college football and on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish schedule for 2020 continue to fall. First, the game against the Wisconsin Badgers was cancelled after the Big 10 announced that it was going to a conference-only schedule in 2020, and now the Pac-12 is doing the same because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This, of course, means that in 2020 Notre Dame won’t be playing its greatest rival — the USC Trojans. It also means that another rival in the Stanford Cardinal is also off the schedule.

Stanford aside, losing USC feels like a huge gut punch IF we are still even having a college football season. Notre Dame and USC have played 91 times and the history that comes with college football’s “Greatest Intersectional Rivalry” is thick with national championship implications and Heisman trophies.

Notre Dame currently holds both the Jeweled Shillelagh (USC) and the Legends Trophy (Stanford) after wins in the 2019 season — so at least those beautiful pieces of hardware still have a home.

So... what am I supposed to do with all of my hate?