After more than a decade sabbatical, Troy and UAB are set renew their in-state rivalry. Eventually.
Late this past week, both Troy and UAB announced the two football programs have agreed to a future home-and-home. Troy will visit Birmingham on Sept. 23, 2028. UAB will then travel to Troy on Sept. 8 of the following season.
“This a great series for both our football program and our fans,” Troy athletic director Brent Jones said in a statement. “We make it a priority to schedule competitive home-and-home regional series against our peer conferences to make it as easy as possible for our amazing fans to watch their Trojans on the road. Additionally, Birmingham is an important market for our program as we’ve done a great job recruiting top players from the area over the past few years. This is a series that both fan bases are excited about getting started again.”
FBSchedules.com had previously reported the rivalry resumption.
Troy and UAB have met a dozen times over the years. They met every year between 2009-14. That 2014 meeting was the last between the two schools.
The Trojans lead the all-time series 7-5. The Sun Belt Conference school has also won four of the last six meetings. Three of those victories came by 10 points or more.
Both universities, of course, are located in Alabama. In fact, Troy and UAB are separated by less than 140 miles.