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Wolverines, Sooners confirm (way into the future) series

1976 Orange Bowl

And the drumbeat continues.

Thanks in large part to the new College Football Playoff with its shiny new trophy, we’ve seen numerous home-and-homes between big-time college football programs announced over the past few months.  Monday afternoon that continued as Michigan announced it has scheduled a future series with Oklahoma.

Oklahoma will host the first game on Sept. 6, 2025, at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., with Michigan getting the return visit on Sept. 12, 2026, at Michigan Stadium.

“We are excited to reach an agreement to play Oklahoma, one of the storied programs in college football history,” said UM athletic director Dave Brandon. “I appreciate [OU athletic direct] Joe [Castiglione] and his team’s effort to make this series a possibility. Oklahoma and Michigan have always been regarded as two of the top programs in college football, and creating this type of matchup is great for fans of both programs and the game of college football.”

The 2025 game will be just the second-ever meeting between the traditional powers. On New Year’s Day in 1976, the Sooners beat the Wolverines 14-6 in the Orange Bowl.

“We remain committed to playing games that celebrate the history and excitement of college football,” said Castiglione. “We’re grateful for head coach Bob Stoops, who shares that commitment. Oklahoma and Michigan represent two of the most iconic names in American sport, and we look forward to a series that will be marked by mutual respect and admiration. We also know how truly special these opportunities are for student-athletes, as well as our fans and college football fans everywhere. I want to express my appreciation to Michigan athletics director Dave Brandon, who shares our philosophy”

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9 Responses to “Wolverines, Sooners confirm (way into the future) series”
  1. brianincbus says: Jul 14, 2014 4:50 PM

    scUM will be on their 5th new coach by then. Still searching for relevance in the 21st century.

  2. tigersfandan says: Jul 14, 2014 4:52 PM

    What is the point of scheduling games 10+ years into the future?

    Also, @brianincbus: What is the point of childish namecalling? If we are so irrelevant, why do you feel the need to constantly talk about us? Obsessed much?

  3. planecrashguy says: Jul 14, 2014 4:59 PM

    The kids who will play in those games are currently in grade school.

  4. brianincbus says: Jul 14, 2014 5:07 PM

    tigersfandan – because they’re what’s called a rival. I realize that since scUM can’t even beat “little brother” (MSU) nowadays it’s not much of a rivalry, but if scUM went 0-12 every year, I’d be a very happy man. Weasel fans are the worst on the planet!

  5. tigersfandan says: Jul 14, 2014 5:40 PM

    Thank you for demonstrating what a typical OSU fan is like. I am glad that most of the ones who post on this board are more intelligent.

  6. sallust99 says: Jul 14, 2014 6:27 PM

    I can say as a proud sooner alum and season ticket holder, I am very much looking forward to the series. I have always wanted to see the Big House. I believe both Ohio State and Michigan are rich with tradition. Both programs leaps and bounds above the sorry *** horns who are #legendsintheirownminds. #boomer.

  7. dumbpollack says: Jul 14, 2014 6:39 PM

    “That’s approximately 1.8 million hot dogs from now”, said Hoke after the announcement.

  8. tigersfandan says: Jul 14, 2014 7:05 PM

    As far as the games are concerned, I’m guess I’m kinda already looking forward to them. It’s too bad we haven’t played the Sooners more than once.

  9. irishdodger says: Jul 14, 2014 8:24 PM

    Great to see some true conference rivalry on this board….tOSU fan hating on scUM fan hating on Sparty….that’s why I love CFB. SEC fans should take note. Can u imagine Meatchicken fans rooting for Buckeyes or vice versa?…that’s Communist.

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