Michigan Adds Virginia Tech to Future Schedule

By Kyle Rowland on May 9, 2013 at 12:52p
Will these two still be at their respective universities when the series rolls around?

The Big Ten's members made a pact last fall to boost the non-conference football slate. Add Michigan to the group that's heeding the call. 

The Wolverines already agreed to a series with Arkansas for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, and today Michigan added a home-and-home with Virginia Tech for 2020 and 2021. The Hokies are slated to play Ohio State in 2014 and 2015.

Michigan also has a one-game series scheduled with Cincinnati for 2017. The game will be played at Michigan Stadium. 

The Wolverines and Hokies have agreed to a home-and-home series for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Michigan will host Virginia Tech on Sept. 19, 2020, and visit Blacksburg, Va., on Sept. 11, 2021.

This is all part of the Big Ten's league-wide scheduling push to play top nonconference games in the College Football Playoff era. The league wants each team to play one major-conference foe every year and no more games against FCS opponents.


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OSUStu's picture

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

bukyze's picture


I am so looking forward to making the road trip down to Blacksburg in a couple of years.  Lane Stadium can be incredibly loud, and the fans are pretty cool overall.  They are diehards just like we are.  The above video doesn't do justice to what the crowd was like during that entire game, which was the best game I saw all year.  Just listening to that little clip gives me goosebumps.  There is no better sound than 80,90,100+ thousand fans going absolutely apeshit in support of their team.  It doesn't truly happen very often (OSU - Miami national championship or OSU-USC), but when it does, it's an incredibly beautiful thing to listen to.

otrain2416's picture

Best part: 1:48 the cop throw down the kid jumping around with the orange bag

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

At least it isn't a bowl game that neither should have been in.

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

ohiowhitesnake's picture

I was hoping to see the VA Tech game at Blacksburg but work had other ideas. Now living in Texas, I can only hope for either UT or Chokelahoma.

I finally got a set of Gold Pants!

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Maybe the refs won't rob VT this time.

Class of 2010.

M Man's picture

Not that again.  We had that exact same call (worse, really) go against us in the last seconds of our 2011 game at Iowa that cost us the game.  You can decide for yourself whether the rule is wrong or not.  But either we win at Iowa (and finish 11-1 and a possible Big Ten Championship team) or we win the Sugar Bowl versus VaTech.
Here's the play in Iowa City, featuring Junior Hemingway:

BME_Buckeye's picture

I've seen if several times and my unbias eyes says no good. For what lacked in the Iowa game in a call not in Michigan favor was made up for in the Virginia Tech game. Its the Iowa curse on Michigan, don't worry Purdue does the same to us. Stupid Boilermakers.

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


740's picture

I'm not even sure Virginia tech is still a relevant program. while fsu and clemson appear to be on the upswing, the rest of the acc has been in a steady downward spiral.

MN Buckeye's picture

Yes, not sure how long Beamer will be around if they don't get back to a strong winning season this year.

GoldenBearBuckeye's picture

Beamer's teams are always fine .... as long as the opponent scores under 12 points

factor11's picture

I have a twin brother who attended VT while I attended tOSU.  I've been to more than my fair share of hokie games including quite a few during the Vick era (sister also attended VT) and can testify that the atmosphere is amazing.  We are going to attend both games in our series and will be pressing to get front row tickets.  Pretty pumped about it.