Tennessee and Washington will soon meet on the football field for the first time ever, the two universities announced on Wednesday. The two teams will first square off on September 1, 2029 at Neyland Stadium, with the follow up game happening on September 7th, 2030 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.
“We are thrilled about scheduling a high-caliber Pac-12 program like Washington,” Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White said. “These schools offer fans the chance to experience two very unique venues on the water in great cities. We appreciate Jennifer Cohen and the University of Washington administration in collaborating with us on this endeavor.”
The series will be the first time that Tennessee faces a Pac-12 opponent in the regular season since they traveled to Oregon on Sept. 14, 2013.
“This home-and-home has been in the works for several months and it’s exciting to get it to the finish line so we can share with both fan bases,” said Jennifer Cohen, UW Director of Athletics.
“Anytime two storied programs with unique game day traditions can come together to agree to play in a series like this is a huge opportunity for the student-athletes that will be competing and the communities as a whole. A big thanks to Danny White and his team at Tennessee for the collaboration to make this happen.”
This is a nice matchup for college football, especially since they’ll play at home stadiums and not some neutral site. Who knows what both teams will look like in 2029 and 2030, but at least we’re getting this type of game in two beautiful settings.
Thanks, college football.