Virginia, Oregon announce home and home series
Oregon and Virginia announced Monday that the football programs will play a home and home series starting next season, reports ESPN.com.
When the Ducks visit Charlottesville on Sept. 7, it will be the school's first ever meeting. The Cavaliers will make a trip out west in 2016.
Virginia was originally supposed to play a road game at Penn State next season.
"We initiated a conversation with Oregon about a potential game in 2017 in Europe," Virginia executive associate athletics director Jon Oliver said in a statement. "As the conversation progressed, it became clear we might have an opportunity to initiate a series in 2013 starting in Charlottesville. We saw that as a great opportunity for our program and our fans."Oregon is coming off a 12-1 season and their four straight appearance in a BCS Bowl. Virginia finished 4-8.
"We want our players to be able to compete against great teams," Virginia coach Mike London said. "Bringing BYU and Oregon to Scott Stadium to start the season will be a tremendous challenge, but one our team is preparing for now and is very excited."