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Syracuse, LSU announce home-and-home series for 2015, 2017

 UCLA, Arizona State and Syracuse will travel to LSU’s Death Valley in the next decade. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher) UCLA, Arizona State and Syracuse will travel to LSU’s Death Valley in the next decade. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)

Syracuse and LSU will play a home-and-home football series starting in 2015, both schools announced Wednesday.

The first game will be Sept. 26, 2015, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, and the rematch will be played at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Sept. 9, 2017.

The 2015 game will be the third time the schools have met. Syracuse beat the Tigers 23-10 in the 1989 Hall of Fame Bowl, and LSU won the 1965 Sugar Bowl 13-10.

"We are thrilled to enter into this home-and-home agreement with a premier program like LSU," Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross said in a statement. "Student-athletes come to Syracuse to play on the biggest stage possible, and this gives our coaches and young men the chance to battle one of the standard-bearers of the SEC on our home turf.

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"This is another attractive nonconference series that our fans will enjoy and our football program will benefit from," LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said. "To be able to bring LSU football to the northeast part of the country for a football game will be a unique experience and then to have Syracuse return the trip to Tiger Stadium in 2017 will be a nice addition to our home schedule."

LSU will open the 2014 season against Wisconsin in Houston on Aug. 30, and Syracuse will open at home on Aug. 29 against Villanova.

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