ALABAMA FOOTBALL ADDS HOME-AND-HOME SERIES WITH VIRGINIA TECH
Alabama and Virginia Tech have scheduled a home-and-home football series during the 2034 and 2035 seasons, the university announced yesterday but confirmed it Friday on its Twitter page.
The first meeting will take place in Blacksburg, Va., on Sept. 2, 2034, with Virginia Tech returning the trip to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 1, 2035.
“This series with Virginia Tech is another that we are excited about adding to our future schedules for football,” Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne said in a press release. “It’s been many years since our two programs have visited each other’s campus with the last few matchups being played at a neutral site, and while it’s several years down the road, certainly a great opportunity at the beginning of the season for our teams and our fans.”
It will be the Crimson Tide and the Hokies 14th time playing against each other, with the most recent being a 35-10 Alabama win in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, Ga in 2013.
Alabama holds a 12-1 advantage in the series.
“We are pleased to once again be able to add a quality non-conference game to our future schedule,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in the same press release. “We have had the opportunity to play Virginia Tech a couple of times in neutral-site openers, and we are excited about the home-and-home series.”
In addition to the games scheduled against Virginia Tech in 2034 and 2035, the Crimson Tide has added seven home-and-home series to future schedules recently, including: Texas (2022 & 2023), Wisconsin (2024 & 2025), Florida State (2025 & 2026), West Virginia (2026 & 2027), Notre Dame (2028 & 2029) and Oklahoma (2032 & 2033).