Washington announces home-and-home series with Tennessee for 2029, 2030
The future non-conference slate for Washington has added a major headliner.
Washington announced Wednesday it has agreed to a future home-and-home series with the University of Tennessee, slated for 2029 & 2030. The teams will first meet in Knoxville on Sept. 1, 2029, and then play in Husky Stadium on Sept. 7, 2030.
Schedule announcement 👀⬇️
Washington vs. Tennessee
— Washington Football (@UW_Football) January 19, 2022
“This home-and-home has been in the works for several months and it’s exciting to get it to the finish line so we can share with both fan bases,” said UW athletic director Jennifer Cohen in a statement. “Anytime two storied programs with unique gameday traditions can come together to agree to play in a series like this is a huge opportunity for the student-athletes that will be competing and the communities as a whole. A big thanks to Danny White and his team at Tennessee for the collaboration to make this happen.”
This series will be the first-ever meeting for the two programs, and it’s also the first game UW has scheduled against a program from the SEC since its 2018 neutral-site matchup with Auburn to open the season.
Discussions between Washington and Tennessee, according to The Seattle Times, preceded the formation of The Alliance between the Pac-12, Big Ten, and ACC conferences. The formation of the alliance was initially said to provide future non-conference games between the three conferences, though league commissioners have said it wouldn’t preclude programs from scheduling games against the likes of the SEC or the Big 12.
Here are all of Washington’s known future non-conference opponents:
- 2022: Kent State, Portland State, Michigan State
- 2023: Boise State, Tulsa, at Michigan State
- 2024: Weber State, Eastern Michigan, Ohio State
- 2025: Colorado State, UC Davis, at Ohio State
- 2026: Eastern Washington
- 2027: Fresno State
- 2028: Eastern Washington, Michigan, San Jose State
- 2029: at Tennessee, Boise State
- 2030: Tennessee