In a press release earlier today, Alabama announced that it will play a home and home series with the West Virginia Mountaineers. The series will first take place on September 5, 2026, in Morgantown, W.VA and then on September 4, 2027, in Tuscaloosa, AL.
“We are pleased to be able to add another premier, non-conference opponent to our future home-and-homes with West Virginia,” said Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne in the press release. “This series gives our student-athletes, coaches staff and fans the opportunity to play in and experience outstanding on-campus matchups to open the 2026 and 2027 seasons. As we continue to build out our future schedules, we will work in include even more home-and-homes of this caliber.”
The upcoming matchups will be the second and third meetings between the two schools and the first time they will meet each other on their home fields. The first meeting between the schools was all the way back in 2014 during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game when Alabama defeated West Virginia 33-23 in the Georgia Dome.
Alabama is set to open the 2019-20 season against the Duke Bluedevils on August 31 in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
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