Syracuse, UConn Schedule Football Series for 2016 & 2018

By Kevin Kelley -

The Syracuse Orange and the UConn Huskies have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2016 and 2018, the Hartford Courant has confirmed.

News of the future series was first reported on Friday by Brett McMurphy of ESPN.

In the first game of the series, UConn will host Syracuse at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Sept. 24, 2016. The Huskies will then travel to take on the Orange at the Carrier Dome on Sept. 29, 2018.

Syracuse and UConn have met nine times on the gridiron. Each matchup took place from 2004 through 2012 when both were members of the Big East Conference. UConn leads the series 6-3.

The addition of UConn tentatively completes the non-conference portion of Syracuse’s schedule in 2016. The Orange are also slated to host Colgate (Sept. 3), USF (Sept. 17), and Notre Dame (Oct. 1, at East Rutherford, NJ).

UConn has also tentatively completed their 2016 non-conference schedule. The Huskies are also scheduled to host Maine (Sept. 3) and Virginia (Sept. 17) and travel to UMass (Sept. 10).

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  1. SniffMeLeftNutSac
    April 25, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Wow!!! 2 former has been Big East teams playing each other. In other words, who really cares about this matchup?

  2. GEG
    April 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    The ACC should add UConn and UCF.

  3. Matt
    April 27, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    It’s wishful thinking on my part. I wish that there would be no more conference expansion. Rivalries are ruined and that’s not good for college football.

    • JC16
      April 29, 2015 at 7:07 am

      The AAC should expand to 14 teams by trying to add Georgia Southern and NDSU and honestly the Big12 should add 2 more teams.

  4. rick
    May 4, 2015 at 11:45 am

    The big 12 will add BYU and Louisville,the 4 power conferences will have 16 teams each.All the rest will be fodder for whoever wants to see them play as they wont be part of the national playoffs.Kentucky and Virginia are in their last year of football before they fold.Several other teams will follow in the next few years,money talks,bullshit walks.
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    • Day
      May 9, 2015 at 9:13 am

      I can see BYU going to the Big-12 one day, Lousiville just became a part of the ACC so I don’t see them leaving. As for Kentucky & Virginia football programs folding, first I ever heard of it. I highly doubt it due to this is where most of the money comes from whether they are bad or not.

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