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October 24, 1988

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The University of Pittsburgh is considering a proposal to play its scheduled 1989 home football game against Navy in Dublin, Ireland.

Boston College and Army will play in Dublin on Nov. 19, and Boston businessman Jim O’Brien, who is staging the game, has contacted Navy and Pitt officials about a possible 1989 game.

Pitt athletic director Ed Bozik has declined to comment on the proposal. Pitt is scheduled to host Navy on Oct. 14.

″There are a number of teams interested in going over there (Ireland),″ in 1989, said Reid Oslin, Boston College’s assistant athletic director.

Oslin said Boston College will make ″a fair amount of money″ from its intercontinental game, which will be played in 53,000-seat Landsdowne Road Stadium and will be televised by ESPN.

O’Brien wanted to match Boston College and Notre Dame in this year’s game, but the Fighting Irish turned down the invitation.

NCAA rules permit a team to play once every four years outside of the continental United States.

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