Thursday, May 21, 2015

UConn/Syracuse series officially announced

UConn has finally made it official that it has agreed to a home and home series with former Big East rival Syracuse.

The first game will be at Rentschler Field on Sept. 24, 2016 with the return game at the Carrier Dome on Sept. 29, 2018.

UConn won five of the nine meetings between the teams from 2004-12. The last meeting, however, was a 40-10 win by Syracuse  on Oct. 19, 2012 which wasn't even that close.

The signing of the series means that all the spots in the 2016 non-conference schedule has been accounted for as UConn hosts Maine on Sept. 3, Virginia on Sept. 17, play UMass at Gillette Stadium on Sept. 10 in addition to the Syracuse game.

Also, the 2018 season opener will be against former Yankee Conference rival Rhode Island. UConn and URI have met 94 times but have not played each other since 2009.

Here's the non-conference breakdown

2016: September 3, Maine; September 10, at UMass (Gillette Stadium, Foxborough Mass.), September 17, Virginia; September 24, Syracuse.
2017: September 2, UMass, September 9, Holy Cross; September 16, at Virginia; September 23, Missouri.
2018: August 30, Rhode Island; September 8, at Boise State; September 29 at Syracuse.
2019: September 7, Illinois; September 21, at Indiana
2020: September 12, at Illinois; September 26, Indiana
UConn and Tennessee have a two-game home-and-home series under contract with dates to be determined.

Here is the conference schedule breakdown
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane
Away: East Carolina, Houston, Navy, USF
Does Not Play: Memphis, SMU, Tulsa
2017Home: East Carolina, Memphis, USF, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulane
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
Away: East Carolina, Memphis, USF, Tulsa
Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulane


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