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).