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Virginia Tech looking to schedule more SEC, Big 12 and Big Ten opponents

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Whether you like the idea of the College Football Playoff or not, there is one benefit to the new format and selection process that most fans will be able to get on board with. Non-conference games are going to be getting more attractive across the board. Some of the schedules being put together for future seasons have been impressive, and Virginia Tech is looking to do their part to keep that trend going.

According to the school’s official Twitter account for football communications, Associate Athletics Director John Ballein is in talks with multiple schools from the Big 12, Big Ten and SEC in attempts to get some non-conference football games scheduled. Earlier on Thursday it was announced Virginia Tech and Purdue had agreed to a pair of games in 2015 and 2023.

According to, Virginia Tech already has much of their non-conference schedule locked up through 2023, with a few openings still to fill here and there unless the ACC moves to a full nine-game conference schedule at any point. The Hokies will have Notre Dame rotate on to their schedule as part of Notre Dame’s relationship and partial membership agreement in the ACC in 2016. In 2014 Virginia Tech visits Ohio State, with the Buckeyes visiting Blacksburg, Virginia in 2015. In addition to a road game at Notre Dame in 2016, the Hokies also are scheduled to meet Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Virginia Tech also has future games scheduled with Big Ten members Wisconsin (2019, 2020), Michigan (2020, 2021) and Penn State (2022, 2023). The Hokies also have a home-and-home scheduled with the Big 12’s West Virginia in 2021 and 2022.

So what other schools might Virginia Tech be in talks with? With a good line-up of Big Ten teams already on the schedule it might be fun to see Virginia Tech try to add some more Big 12 or SEC opponents if possible. Virgina Tech has played Alabama a couple of times in recent years in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff games in Atlanta. The neutral site game in Bristol, Tennessee is nice, but a home-and-home series between Virginia Tech and Tennessee would certainly be a nice draw as well. For now, it is all speculation and anybody’s guess what other teams land on Virginia Tech’s future schedules.

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7 Responses to “Virginia Tech looking to schedule more SEC, Big 12 and Big Ten opponents”
  1. jdbaker01 says: Dec 19, 2013 2:58 PM

    Good for them, they are the opposite of FSU who is looking to schedule more games with Bethune-Cookman.

  2. Love and Warrick Dunn says: Dec 19, 2013 3:26 PM


    3 of 4 of our out of conference games for 2014:

    Oklahoma St
    Notre Dame

    If you know of any teams who don’t schedule at least one scrub, please list them, or STFU.

  3. BrownsTown says: Dec 19, 2013 4:15 PM

    Wow, I’ve never heard of Texas St. Sounds like a fictional university, like the Minnesota State Screaming Eagles.

  4. jdbaker01 says: Dec 19, 2013 4:26 PM

    @BrownsTown Texas St is a school for the blind.

    @L+Warrick => auburn’s gonna wipe up the field with you. This isn’t gonna be a date night for Winston, it’s gonna be the rude awakening.

  5. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 19, 2013 5:18 PM

    Texas St. is formerly SW Texas St. They dropped the regional tag but are still a regional college just outside of Austin in San Marcos. They jumped up to the FBS level last year I believe.

    If I am correct they are coached by ex TCU/Bama/A&M coach Dennis Franchione.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 19, 2013 5:22 PM

    Oklahoma St
    Notre Dame
    TX St.

    That’s a pretty strong OOC schedule…. I’m not sure I’d be talking to much trash there BrownsTown when OSU plays OOC….

    V Tech
    Kent State

  7. Love and Warrick Dunn says: Dec 20, 2013 9:54 AM


    I’m going to laughing my arse off when FSU wipes the field with Auburn. It’s not going to be close. Your streak of lucky finishes is over.

    You can’t defend the pass. We have the talent to both run and pass. All you got is the triple option and we have a month to prepare for it.

    We get the best case scenario: Beating the SEC champ but playing a single faceted team.

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