Two of college football’s premier programs have agreed to a future home-and-home series.
Alabama and Ohio State, two of the top three programs in the country, announced this afternoon a future non-conference series.
Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith teased news of the series earlier this afternoon with a reference to Ohio State’s College Football Playoff win over Alabama.
“Excited to announce a heavyweight upcoming home and home football series today! Official announcement coming soon but you may remember this game,” he wrote.
Excited to announce a heavyweight upcoming home and home football series today!
Official announcement coming soon but you may remember this game 😉 pic.twitter.com/DZS7WZWZKI
— gene smith (@OSU_AD) June 18, 2020
Ohio State and Alabama have since announced the news officially.
The games will take place in 2027 and ’28. Ohio State will host the ’27 game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, while Alabama will host the ’28 game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
😮 You’re gonna like the sound of this:
| 𝐎𝐡𝐢𝐨 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐯𝐬. 𝐀𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐚 |
🏈 powerhouse home & home series scheduled for 2027-28
— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) June 18, 2020
“We’d like to thank University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne and Senior Deputy Director of Athletics Finus Gaston, who worked so hard with us to get this series scheduled,” Diana Sabau, Ohio State Deputy Director of Athletics, said. “Building a non-conference schedule with tradition-rich programs is important to the competitive excellence of our program and the department, and it is great for our fans. We are excited for both schools and pleased to be able to share in this announcement today with the University of Alabama.”
We can’t wait for this one.