It was announced on BroncoSports.com that Boise State will play a home-and-home series with the University of Virginia.
In 2015 the Broncos will make the trek to Charlottesville, Virginia and the Cavaliers will dive onto The Blue in 2017. According to the article, the teams will be guaranteed $200,000 per game, and it will be the first time these two schools will meet on the gridiron.
With the addition of Virginia in 2015, the Broncos have the beginnings of a good out-of-conference schedule that season. Boise State will also face the Washington Huskies at home and BYU on the road that year.
Boise State has played only two other ACC football teams in its history. A 27-21 loss to Boston College in the 2005 Humanitarian Bowl and a dramatic win over Virginia Tech just three seasons ago at FedEx Field.
The Broncos are certainly shopping for challenging non-conference games to fit into their schedule. In 2013 they will open at Washington and in 2014 it will be another Chick-fil-A game in the Georgia Dome, versus Ole Miss this time around.
What do you think about this home-and-home?
The Rebels made a splash this year with a highly ranked recruiting class, so they should be ready to give the Broncos all they can handle.
The Huskies will no doubt be looking for revenge when Boise State travels to Seattle in 2013. It will be the first game in the newly renovated Husky Stadium, and you know Washington will want to defend its new house.
As the Broncos continue to add to their home stadium seating and once again find themselves with several nationally televised games, it should be easier to land better home-and-home competition.
Expect an announcement like this one to become the rule rather than the exception as the Boise State program continues to grow.