UConn and BYU announce home-and-home series

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

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BYU will begin the 2014 season at UConn's Rentschler Field. (USATSI)

On Tuesday Connecticut and Brigham Young announced a home-and-home series that will take place in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

“We are very excited to bring another nationally prominent opponent to Rentschler Field,” said UConn athletic director Warde Manuel in the release. “BYU has a long tradition of football excellence with prominent players that are known around the country. With Michigan playing at UConn in 2013 and Tennessee in 2015, we feel that we have a very strong non-conference schedule for the next several years and plan on continuing that practice."

“We are grateful to UConn for the opportunity to play this home-and-home series and look forward to the games,” BYU AD Tom Holmoe said in the same release. "The Huskies have played great football as an FBS member, winning league titles and earning numerous bowl invitations. Scheduling this game in the Northeast gives our fans traveling to the game opportunities to visit places they may not have been before. We are also excited to welcome UConn to Provo for its first-ever visit to LaVell Edwards Stadium.”

The first game will take place on opening weekend of the 2014 season with BYU travelling to UConn's Rentschler Field, and UConn will travel west to LaVell Edwards Stadium in the 2015 season. The 2015 game will be played Oct. 31.

The 2014 game will mark the first time the two schools have played in football.

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