UConn has officially announced a home-and-home game with former Big East rival Syracuse.
The news broke last month that the sides were closing in on a deal (SNYUConn, April 24).
The games will be Sept. 24, 2016 at Rentschler Field and then Sept, 29, 2018, at the Carrier Dome.
The Huskies also announced that the 2018 opener will feature UConn against FCS Rhode Island, a former rival from their Yankee Conference days. UConn and Rhode Island first plated in 1897.
It also completes UConn's non-conference schedule for 2016.
Here are UConn's future non-conference games:
2016: September 3, Maine; September 10, at UMass (Gillette Stadium, Foxborough Mass.), September 17, Virginia; September 24, Syracuse.
2017: September 2, UMass, September 9, Holy Cross; September 16, at Virginia; September 23, Missouri.
2018: August 30, Rhode Island; September 8, at Boise State; September 29 at Syracuse.
2019: September 7, Illinois; September 21, at Indiana
2020: September 12, at Illinois; September 26, Indiana
UConn and Tennessee have a two-game home-and-home series under contract with dates to be determined.
The following is a summary of future American Athletic Conference opponents through 2018:
2016Home: UCF, Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane
Away: East Carolina, Houston, Navy, USF
Does Not Play: Memphis, SMU, Tulsa
2017Home: East Carolina, Memphis, USF, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
Does Not Play: Houston, Navy, Tulane
2018Home: UCF, Cincinnati, SMU, Temple
Away: East Carolina, Memphis, USF, Tulsa