Allen Greene has been a busy man, and every time he accomplishes something new in this area, we get to cross another team off the list.
Today, Auburn confirmed two upcoming home-and-home series to take place over the next decade. In 2025 and 2026, Auburn will play Baylor, and then in 2027 and 2028, the Tigers will have a home-and-home with UCLA. In both of those series, the Tigers will visit Baylor and UCLA in odd years, and host them in even years. That’ll help combat the road schedule that Auburn’s currently on with Georgia and Alabama away in even seasons.
This also helps reverse a trend that’s been the subject of much ire recently, wherein people complain that college football’s losing its luster due to too many neutral site games and not enough on-campus non-con matchups. Auburn’s playing Washington this season, of course, Oregon next year in Arlington, then North Carolina in Atlanta in 2020, but after that, it’s four straight home-and-home series.
Auburn visits Penn State in 2021, hosts the Nittany Lions in 2022, and will visit Cal in 2023 before the Golden Bears come to the Plains in 2024. Then Baylor and UCLA hit the schedule after that.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.
Auburn basketball also added a non-conference game for this season, which will take place at Auburn Arena with Washington coming to town. The Tigers will play in Seattle next year to complete the home-and-home.
Sources: Auburn and Washington will start a home-and-home series next season in Alabama. Return game in Seattle in 19-20. Two Top 25 teams.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 16, 2018
Big scheduling news all around, War Eagle!