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UConn/Syracuse renew football home and home battles. The Press Release.

POSTED May 21, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut football team will play a two-game non-conference series against Syracuse of the Atlantic Coast Conference. UConn will play host to the Orange on September 24, 2016 at Rentschler Field while the Huskies will travel to the Carrier Dome on September 29, 2018.

The series will renew a rivalry that saw the teams play nine times from 2004-2012 as both teams were members of the Big East Conference. The Huskies won six of those nine meetings. The Huskies have a perfect 4-0 record vs. the Orange at Rentschler Field and are 2-3 in the Carrier Dome.

The series completes UConn's 2016 non-conference schedule with home games against Maine (September 3) and Virginia (September 17) and at UMass (September 10 at Gillette Stadium).

UConn will also play a non-conference home game at Rentschler Field against Rhode Island on August 30, 2018.

The following is a summary of all future non-conference UConn football games under contract.

2016: September 3, Maine; September 10, at UMass (Gillette Stadium, Foxborough Mass.), September 17, Virginia; September 24, Syracuse.

2017: September 2, UMass, September 9, Holy Cross; September 16, at Virginia; September 23, Missouri.

2018: August 30, Rhode Island; September 8, at Boise State; September 29 at Syracuse.

2019: September 7, Illinois; September 21, at Indiana

2020: September 12, at Illinois; September 26, Indiana

UConn and Tennessee have a two-game home-and-home series under contract with dates to be determined.

The following is a summary of future American Athletic Conference opponents through 2018:

Home: UCF, Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane
Away: East Carolina, Houston, Navy, USF
Does Not Play: Memphis, SMU, Tulsa

Home: East Carolina, Memphis, USF, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulane

Home: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
Away: East Carolina, Memphis, USF, Tulsa
Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulane

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