Two of the top teams in college football have just announced major news regarding their future schedules. The University of Oklahoma has announced it'll play Alabama in a home-and-home series for the 2032 and 2033 seasons.
Not having these games at neutral sites will allow each fan base to showcase its school pride. The first game will take place in Norman and the following matchup will occur in Tuscaloosa.
Both programs understand the significance of playing top opponents outside of their conference. Oklahoma Athletics Director and Vice President Joe Castiglione spoke about the chance to face Alabama.
"Our last on-campus series with Alabama in 2002 and 2003 reflected the great mutual respect befitting of two iconic programs and fan bases, and we're happy that a new generation of supporters will also get to experience the best that college football has to offer in Norman and Tuscaloosa," Castiglione said.
Alabama and Oklahoma have become perennial contenders in the landscape of college football. It wouldn't be surprising if a non-conference game of this magnitude could end up deciding their postseason fate later in those seasons.
It's fair to call this a true clash between titans.
Alabama and Oklahoma have faced each other six times. The Sooners currently lead the series but fell short to the Crimson Tide in the Orange Bowl this past season.
This should be the most notable non-conference game scheduled this offseason.