The University of Notre Dame and NBC Sports plan to announce a new five-year agreement under which NBC will televise Fighting Irish home football games through 2015, the network said.
The extension provides NBC rights to eight Notre Dame home games from 2011-15, seven games at Notre Dame Stadium and an additional eighth off-site home game airing in prime time each year.
Terms were not disclosed, but NBC's last five-year deal with Notre Dame cost $45 million. The deal will push the relationship between the college and the network to 25 years, going back to 1991.
Notre Dame is coming off its worst season in its storied history, finishing with a record of three wins and nine losses in 2007.