Stanford and San Jose State To Continue Rivalry in Football For Four Years

Nov. 3, 2004

San Jose State and Stanford Universities will continue facing each other in NCAA Division I-A football competition through the 2009 season. Chuck Bell, San Jose State University's director of athletics, made the announcement.

The contract recently signed by the two schools calls for four games beginning in the 2006 season. Three games (September 9, 2006; September 15, 2007 and September 19, 2009) will be played at Stanford Stadium and one (September 20, 2008) is scheduled for Spartan Stadium in San Jose.

'I'd like to publicly thank Ted Leland, Stanford's athletics director, for making it possible to continue our series that dates back to 1900. The series is important to San Jose State and its fans and we look forward to resuming our annual `showdown' in 2006,' says Bell.

'We are excited to continue our tradition of playing football against San Jose State,' says Stanford University athletics director Ted Leland. 'We value our long and storied history with San Jose State and are pleased to have them on the schedule from 2006-09.'

Stanford currently leads the 60-game series, 46-13-1. The two schools are not playing each other in football in 2005.