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Michigan announces home-and-home football series with Oklahoma

By Max Cohen, Daily Sports Editor
Published July 14, 2014

Michigan and Oklahoma jointly announced Monday a home-and-home series that will take place during the 2025 and 2026 seasons.

The Sooners will host the first game of the series on Sept. 6, 2025, and then the Wolverines will host the following year on Sept. 12, 2026.

The series marks the first regular-season meetings between the programs. They played in the 1976 Orange Bowl when the Sooners defeated Michigan, 14-6.

“We are excited to reach an agreement to play Oklahoma, one of the storied programs in college football history,” said Athletic Director Dave Brandon in a statement. “I appreciate (Oklahoma athletic director) Joe (Castiglione) and his team’s effort to make this series a possibility. Oklahoma and Michigan have always been regarded as two of the top programs in college football, and creating this type of matchup is great for fans of both programs and the game of college football.”

Fireworks: The Athletic Department has proposed fireworks shows at Michigan Stadium after the Wolverines host Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11. The game against the Nittany Lions has been announced as a night game. No time has been announced for the contest against the RedHawks.


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