November 10, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers fans in the stands during the second half of a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Mississippi State 37-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

LSU and UCLA to play home-and-home series next decade


Mark your calendars, people! The LSU Tigers and UCLA Bruins have scheduled a home-and-home series!

Sure, the first game wont be played until 2021, but it never hurts to plan ahead.

Do you want statements from the respective athletic departments? Duh, of course you desire such things.

From LSU:

“It’s our goal to play as an attractive non-conference schedule as possible,” Alleva said. “Getting teams to agree to a home-and-home series is very difficult but we will continue to make every attempt to bring a BCS-conference caliber opponent to Tiger Stadium.

 

“Scheduling is very difficult and done many years in advance. It’s important that you put together a schedule that prepares your team for the rigorous SEC schedule but also one that has balance so that your team is ready both mentally and physically for the conference slate. I think the addition of these teams to our future schedules gives us that.”

From UCLA:

“In LSU, a perennial SEC power, we are pleased to add yet another marquee opponent to our future schedule,” said UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero “With such upcoming non-conference games taking us around the country to places like Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Michigan, we’re able to nationally showcase UCLA Football while strengthening our resume come playoff season.”

After the 2021 game in the Rose Bowl, the Bruins will travel to Tiger Stadium in 2024.

#Can’tWait

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