Alabama and Texas football have announced a home-and-home series for the 2022 and '23 seasons, the schools announced on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide will then return the favor on September 9, 2023. The Longhorns will have first hosting duties, with Alabama set to travel to Austin on September 10, 2022.More news: Tesla SUV earns Guinness World Record by towing plane almost 1000 feet
Alabama has finalized a home-and-home series with another big-name program. "It's been almost 100 years since Alabama has visited Austin and over a century since the Longhorns have traveled to Tuscaloosa, so we're looking forward to it".More news: Frances Bean Cobain loses battle to keep father's famous guitar
"We are pleased and happy to be able to add an opponent the caliber of the University of Texas to our nonconference schedule", Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement. The last meeting between Texas and Alabama went to the Tide, who claimed the national title 37-21 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The Longhorns will push a home-and-home series with Ohio State from those years back to 2025-2026. The schools, among the most storied programs in college football, have met nine times dating to 1902 with Texas holding a 7-1-1 advantage.More news: Paddy Power to buy New York-based fantasy sports site
Texas is in the middle of a home-and-home series with USC and Maryland, and will play future series against LSU (2019-20) and MI (2024, '27), among others, according to FBSSchedules.com. Texas and Ohio State have also agreed to move their home-and-home series, which was originally scheduled for 2022-2023, to 2025-2026 in order to make room for the new series. That game has been canceled. UTEP will visit Austin on September 19, 2020.