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May 9, 2013

VT To Play Michigan

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Virginia Tech and the University of Michigan announced Thursday that they have agreed to a home-and-home football series that will be played during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The agreement calls for the Hokies and Wolverines to play in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 19, 2020, and meet the following season in Blacksburg on Sept. 11, 2021.

"I am pleased that Dave Brandon (Michigan AD) and I have been able to work out this agreement," Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver said. "Michigan is the winningest college football program in the country, and it will be exciting to have the Wolverines come to Lane Stadium."

The two schools have met just once previously on the gridiron with Michigan registering a hard-fought 23-20 overtime victory in the 2012 Sugar Bowl game.

Michigan becomes the third Big Ten team on future Tech schedules, joining Ohio State and Wisconsin. The Hokies are scheduled to travel to Ohio State in 2014 and play host to the Buckeyes in 2015. A two-game series with Wisconsin is set to begin in 2016.

Virginia Tech is currently 1-1 all-time against Big Ten teams, with both meetings coming in bowl games. Prior to their Sugar Bowl loss to Michigan in 2012, the Hokies defeated Indiana 45-20 in the 1993 Independence Bowl.

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