UConn added a Power 5 conference team to the schedule late this decade as the school announced a home and home game with Illinois on Tuesday.
The Huskies will host the Illini Sept. 7 2019 and will visit Illinois in 2020.
The Huskies recently confirmed that the pending Tennessee series scheduled for 2015 and 2016 is suspended with future dates pending.
The Huskies' non-conference schedule needs major work. The only other Power 5 Conference school (ACC, B1G, SEC, Pac-12, Big 12) on the schedule is Virginia in 2016 and 2017.
The Huskies do have major non-conference home and home with BYU and Boise State, a pair of national programs.
Here is UConn's non-conference schedule in future years.
The following is a summary of all future non-conference UConn football game under contract.
2014: August 28, BYU; September 6, Stony Brook; September 13, Boise State; November 8, Army (Yankee Stadium).
2015: September 5, Villanova; September 12, Army; October 31, at BYU.
2016: September 17, Virginia.
2017: September 16, at Virginia.
2018: September 8, at Boise State.
2019: September 7, Illinois.
2020: September 12, at Illinois.
UConn and Tennessee have a two-game home-and-home series under contract with dates to be determined.