WVU, Alabama announce football series

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- West Virginia University announced Friday that WVU and the University of Alabama will play a home-and-home football series beginning in 2026.

The first game will be on September 5, 2026, in Morgantown and the second game will be played in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Sept. 4, 2027.

The schools have played before in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

"I would like to thank Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne for his help in putting together this SEC/Big 12 home-and-home matchup," said WVU Athletic Director Shane Lyons. "With their great tradition and history, it will be exciting to host the Crimson Tide in Morgantown, and it will provide our fans with a great trip to visit Tuscaloosa the following season. Our non-conference football scheduling and the quality of opponents we are playing continue to be second to none."

The Mountaineer football team has faced off against the Southeastern Conference 53 times in the past. They hold a 26-25-2 advantage.