California and UNLV have scheduled a four-game, home-and-home football series, both schools announced on Wednesday.
In the first game of the series and first-ever meeting between the two schools, Cal will travel to face UNLV in Las Vegas on Aug. 29, 2020. The two schools will also play in Las Vegas on Sept. 5, 2026.
Cal will host UNLV at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley on Sept. 17, 2022 and then again three seasons later on Aug. 30, 2025.
With Labor Day falling on Sept. 7 in 2020, the Cal at UNLV game that season will be played in Week Zero. That is allowed under NCAA rules because UNLV plays at Hawaii that season.
“This is a series we have been working on since I arrived and is beneficial for both programs,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “Playing a Pac-12 institution such as California upgrades our non-conference schedule for our fans and also benefits our program’s recruiting efforts in the area. These are the types of games that impact our city and the fact that UNLV and California have never met before makes it even more anticipated.”