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UGA, Ohio State agree to future home-and-home series


As first reported by Gentry Estes of, Georgia has been involved in discussions with a couple of Big Ten schools — Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State — about scheduling a future series.

Tuesday, those talks have all but culminated in an iron-clad contract with one of those Midwest schools.

UGA athletic director Greg McGarity confirmed Tuesday that the Bulldogs and Buckeyes have reached an agreement on a memorandum of understanding for a home-and-home series in 2020 and 2021.  The memorandum is not a signed contract — as McGarity put it, it “says you’re going to agree to do it unless something happens between now and then” — but it’s a huge step toward an early season matchup between the SEC and Big Ten.

“The lure there is to try to play someone that really has a strong, rich, traditional football history,” McGarity said. “And I think it excites people to think of Ohio State between the hedges, and for us to go up to Columbus.”

The two traditional powers have met just one time on the gridiron, with the Bulldogs coming away with a 21-14 win in the Citrus Bowl played New Year’s Day 1993.

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8 Responses to “UGA, Ohio State agree to future home-and-home series”
  1. johnnyhose says: Dec 28, 2010 5:50 PM

    What does the winner get game used bowl jerseys, gold pants, and conference championship rings?

  2. brownstown2 says: Dec 28, 2010 7:08 PM

    Great. It should be interesting to play in Athens, with the wild animals down on the field.

    Plus, I hear their mascot is kind of cool as well.

  3. secdominance says: Dec 28, 2010 10:34 PM

    is E. Gordon Gee trying to rid Ohio State and the B1G TEN of that “SEC Whipping Boy” label

  4. dkhhuey says: Dec 28, 2010 10:55 PM


  5. polegojim says: Dec 29, 2010 9:35 AM

    @secdominance – give it a rest, we were winning national titles before your conference was born.

    That said, this is Awesome: my Michigan/Alabama ; OSU/Georgia

    We’ll get to watch the balance of power realign back and forth between some truly committed programs.

    I love excellence in college football, and these four teams epitomize strive for excellence.

  6. mgavin78 says: Dec 29, 2010 11:30 AM

    2020-2021 lol what a joke. College footballs system is a complete joke.

  7. goblue777 says: Dec 29, 2010 11:37 AM

    @secdominance – Michigan has a 20-5-1 record against the SEC & 7-3 record against the SEC in bowl games. “Whipping Boy Label” – If that’s not the pot calling the kettle black! LOL

  8. laxer37 says: Dec 29, 2010 2:01 PM

    Ohio State thinks a “Home and Home” means they get to continue to play all of their non-conference games at home.

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