Wednesday morning brought some more scheduling news as we inch a little closer to the start of the season.
Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky announced a three-game series that will take place between the 2015 and ’17 seasons. The Commodores will host the Hilltoppers two times in the series — on Sept. 12, 2015 and Nov. 4, 2017 — while WKU will play host on Sept. 24, 2016.
“We are very excited to be adding Vanderbilt as a future football opponent,” WKU athletic director Todd Stewart said in a statement. “Our game in 2016 will mark the first ever football appearance by a member of the SEC on our campus, and it will be a great day for our university, fans and community. The away games also present a great opportunity for our fans, students and over 7,000 alumni in Nashville to support WKU football on the road.”
“This series is a good idea for several reasons,” Vandy AD David Williams added. “We are already playing several other nearby institutions and Western is only an hour up the road for the fan bases of both schools. And in this era of escalating travel costs and game expenses, it makes sense to stay at or near home when the opportunity arises.”
Vanderbilt leads the all-time series 3-0.