Virginia Tech and Purdue announced Thursday that the two schools will play a home-and-home football series starting in 2015.
The Hokies and Boilermakers will play in Indiana on Sept. 19, 2015. Purdue won’t make the return trip to Blacksburg until 2023.
“This is another opportunity for Virginia Tech to play a Big Ten series and we’re looking forward to the games,” Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said.
To accommodate the Purdue game, the Virginia Tech/East Carolina game in 2015 has been moved to Sept. 26, and remains in Blacksburg.
Timothy Sands, who will become Virginia Tech’s new president in 2014, worked at Purdue University before being hired by Virginia Tech earlier this month.
Purdue becomes the fifth Big Ten opponent to agree to a home-and-home series with Virginia Tech. The Hokies already have agreements with Ohio State (2014, 2015), Wisconsin (2019, 2020), Michigan (2020, 2021), and Penn State (2022, 2023).
The Hokies have only played three current Big Ten teams: Indiana (1-0), Nebraska (2-1), and Michigan (0-1).
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