Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026

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Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 5:00 PM (permalink)
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Two of college football’s most storied programs will meet for the first time in regular season history when the University of Michigan and the University of Oklahoma play a home-and-home series during the 2025 and 2026 seasons, announced jointly by the two institutions today (July 14).
 
“We are excited to reach an agreement to play Oklahoma, one of the storied programs in college football history,” said Dave Brandon, the Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics. “I appreciate Joe (Castiglione) and his team’s effort to make this series a possibility. Oklahoma and Michigan have always been regarded as two of the top programs in college football, and creating this type of match-up is great for fans of both programs and the game of college football.”
 
“We remain committed to playing games that celebrate the history and excitement of college football,” said OU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. “We're grateful for head coach Bob Stoops, who shares that commitment. Oklahoma and Michigan represent two of the most iconic names in American sport and we look forward to a series that will be marked by mutual respect and admiration. We also know how truly special these opportunities are for student-athletes, as well as our fans and college football fans everywhere. I want to express my appreciation to Michigan Athletics Director Dave Brandon, who shares our philosophy.”
 
Oklahoma will host the first game on Sept. 6, 2025, at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., with Michigan getting the return visit on Sept. 12, 2026, at Michigan Stadium. The game times and network television arrangements will be determined by the respective conferences prior to each season.
 
This will be the second meeting between the Wolverines and Sooners. The only previous match-up came in the 1976 Orange Bowl, a 14-6 victory for Oklahoma on New Year’s night. The Sooners scored a pair of touchdowns and the Wolverines scored on a two-yard touchdown run by Gordon Bell but the two-point conversion attempt by Rick Leach failed, creating the final margin.
 
Following is the game recap from the 1976 Orange Bowl:
Under pressure from the conference coaches, led by Michigan's Bo Schembechler, the Big Ten finally lifted its long-standing policy of limiting post-season games to only the Rose Bowl. As a consequence, once the Wolverines lost their only regular-season game to top-ranked Ohio State, they accepted an invitation to meet the Oklahoma Sooners in Miami's Orange Bowl.


The fourth-ranked Wolverines left for Miami armed with Gordon Bell, who led the nation's second-leading rushing team with 121.4 yards per game, and under the guidance of freshman quarterback Rick Leach. Oklahoma came in as defending Associated Press National Champions despite making its first post-season appearance since 1972, due to two years of NCAA and Big Eight probation. The Sooners' 10-1 record placed them second in both wire-service polls, and they marked Michigan's first experience against a wishbone offense since meeting UCLA three years earlier.


The first quarter was a defensive battle, with the Wolverines putting together the only substantial drive, starting at their five-yard line before the drive stalled at the Oklahoma 38. Following Bob Wood's attempted 51-yard field goal, the Sooners opened the scoring with a successive 40-yard pass from Steve Davis to Tinker Owens and a 39-yard reverse by Billy Brooks for the score.


Michigan drove as far as the Oklahoma nine-yard line in the third quarter before being thwarted by a pass interception in the end zone. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Davis ran 10 yards around the left end to increase the Sooner lead to 14-0. Michigan finally got on the scoreboard following an Oklahoma fumble on its own two-yard line. Bell carried it over on the next play, but Leach's two-point conversion attempt was stopped. The Wolverines were only able to make it as far as midfield for the duration of the game, and the Sooners went on to a 14-6 victory. Following Ohio State's 23-10 loss in the Rose Bowl to UCLA, the Sooners were named National Champion in both polls.
Phil Callihan    Editor-in-Chief   UMGoBlue.COM
 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 5:24 PM (permalink)
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AWESOME...and the best part is that it's a home-and-home series 
 
Just wish we didn't have to wait over 10 years for it to happen 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 5:50 PM (permalink)
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If I'm still alive, I'll probably watch.
"We have to work harder."
-Brady "BRadio" Hoke during any post-game press conference in the last year.
 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 5:55 PM (permalink)
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Yawn. Big deal. Prob be dead by then
 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 7:36 PM (permalink)
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Michigan gets critized when they don't schedule big games, now you critized them for doing so? You can't just schedule an Oklahoma 2 years out.
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 7:59 PM (permalink)
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Better late than never and should be a great series! Keep the games comin'...

On a side note, I'm heading to Disney World with my family and some lady just tried to get onto the plane with 5 bags and she's ranting and raving about it because she was told no. WTF is wrong with people...

Go Blue!!

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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 9:09 PM (permalink)
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I'll be close to 40yrs at kickoff.....f**k!

 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 9:18 PM (permalink)
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I'll be close to 40yrs at kickoff.....f**k!

Yeah well, I'll be 52 and that prospect fu*king horrifies me.
"We have to work harder."
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 9:22 PM (permalink)
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Game 1 is September 6th, 2025- I'll be 50. I'm trying to get over the fact I'll be 40 in a few months. Ugh.
 
No matter, Al Gore says we'll all be dead by then, and I can't argue with anyone who invented the internet. 
"Michigan Men" Dave Brandon and Brady Hoke: successfully eroding our past, present and future.....
 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 9:33 PM (permalink)
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I'll be 61...DAMN 
 
Turning 50 this past January was bad enough...not looking forward to 60 but, at least, I can look forward to this series, lol.
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Monday, July 14, 2014 9:57 PM (permalink)
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Michigan gets critized when they don't schedule big games, now you critized them for doing so? You can't just schedule an Oklahoma 2 years out.

Most games like these have an out clause.  So, I will believe it when it gets closer. Remember the recent short lived deal with the PAC 12.  UM scheduled a home and home with one of their teams and within a couple of months it was cancelled.  Sorry if I am not excited about a game a decade from now.  The issue at hand is how crappy our schedule is this year
 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:17 PM (permalink)
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zjgm02


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I'll be close to 40yrs at kickoff.....f**k!

Yeah well, I'll be 52 and that prospect fu*king horrifies me.


Well, hate to top you youngsters.......but I'll go ahead and give my 10 year preemptive "get off my lawn" right now.....I don't for see myself seeing 2025. Do they get ESPN in hell?
 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:50 PM (permalink)
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Well, hate to top you youngsters.......but I'll go ahead and give my 10 year preemptive "get off my lawn" right now.....I don't for see myself seeing 2025. Do they get ESPN in hell?

 
Yes, it's the only station but it only shows First Take in a continuous loop.
 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:46 AM (permalink)
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Il be 33... I'm less worried about who we are playing, and moreso about having an established life...
 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:33 AM (permalink)
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jsj_297

Well, hate to top you youngsters.......but I'll go ahead and give my 10 year preemptive "get off my lawn" right now.....I don't for see myself seeing 2025. Do they get ESPN in hell?


Yes, it's the only station but it only shows First Take in a continuous loop.

and highlights of osu/Miami NC game.  LOL

 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:06 PM (permalink)
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And the 2013 PSU game........with Hokes blown timeout on constant recirc just go get my blood boiling a little more......

 
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Re:Press Release- Michigan and Oklahoma to Play Football Series in 2025 and 2026 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:37 PM (permalink)
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Alabama and USC recently announced a match up in 2016. Gotta think we can still pull off something closer than 2025. If we do it will likely have to be another neutral site, one time games though like we've done with Bama and Florida.
 
Why the Big 10 hasn't pushed for "neutral site" games in Indy, NYC, or Chicago akin to what the SEC/ACC does in Atlanta and Dallas I`ll never know.
 
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