** Note that games listed in TBD row may be home or away when scheduled; unable to
determine which at this point. Note that at least six home games every season is assumed.
Recent Info and Updates:
- 7/7/11: Multiple sources: 2014 Maryland road game moved to M&T
Bank Stadium. Hokies to play Alabama in 2013 CFA Kickoff Game in Atlanta.
Teel blog, 2012 and 2013 ECU games moved to 2016 and 2017 (assumed
- 2/14/11: Removed 2011 from the page.
- 9/12/10: Multiple sources: Kansas State series for 2014 and
2016 canceled. Also, removed 2010 from the future schedules page.
- 2/2/10: Per Redskins.com, the Boise State-VT game at FedExField
will be played on Labor Day night (Sep. 6, 2010), not Oct. 2 as previously
scheduled. Update: hokiesports.com future schedules page lists the Central
Michigan game as Oct. 9 ... so we are, too.
- 11/24/09: Per hokiesports.com, VT
will play JMU on 9/11/10, completing the 2010 schedule.
- 11/15/09: The 2012 Cincinnati game, originally scheduled as a road
game at Cincinnati, has
been moved to FedExField. The Boise State game will not be on Labor Day
night, but instead will be played on Oct. 2, 2010 as originally scheduled
(per Jim Weaver on Tech
Talk Live). We are assuming that Central Michigan is back on the 9/4/10
date, and that ECU is still 9/18/10.
- 10/27/09: The 2010 game against Boise State at FedExField will be
played on Labor Day night (9/6/10), Jim Weaver reports on Tech
Talk Live. The Hokies will play at home the following Saturday
(9/11/10). (Central Michigan was previously scheduled for 9/4/10, so that is
now unknown; ECU has been scheduled as 9/18/10, and that is assumed to still
be correct). The remaining TBD game is assumed to be a home game.
- 10/23/09: The Kalamazoo
Gazette reports that VT has moved the 2010 Western Michigan home game
out to 2016. That creates a TBD of undetermined location (home/away/neutral)
for the 2010 season.
- 7/29/09: The Virginian-Pilot
reports that Arkansas State will play at VT in 2011.
- 7/23/09: hokiesports.com announces VT
will play Boise State at FedExField on Oct. 2, 2010. Other media outlets
report that Syracuse is backing out of a 2010/2011 home/away series, so we
have removed that, leaving an open home date in 2011.
- 6/23/09: Extensive changes based on an update to the future
schedules page on hokiesports.com. OOC opponents added for 2013 (Western
Carolina), 2014 (Wm & Mary), 2015 (Furman and Akron), and numerous dates
applied to OOC games through 2017.
- 5/26/09: Removed 2009 from the future schedules page and added 2017
(showing trip to Wisconsin in 2017 -- see 4/1/08 update below).
- 12/19/08: Multiple sources report that the Hokies will play Alabama
on September 5th, 2009 in Atlanta.
- 9/17/08: Changed the 2015 ECU game from a home game to a road game,
to match the future schedules page on hokiesports.com.
- 7/16/08: Per hokiesports.com,
Virginia Tech announces that the 2009 opener at Cincinnati (scheduled for
9/5/09) has been pushed back to 2012 for a made-for-TV game against an SEC
team (in negotiations with Alabama at the time of the announcement).
- 4/1/08: Per an email from Jim Weaver to a Hokie fan, which was
forwarded to us: VT and Wisconsin will play a home-and-home in 2016 and
2017. We received another email that said according to the Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel in September, 2006, the 2016 game is in Blacksburg on Sep.
10th, and the 2017 game is in Madison on Sep. 9, 2017. The 2017 game is is currently not shown on our schedule, but will be added
- 12/6/07: Per hokiesports.com,
updated date of 2008 Nebraska game from 9/20/08 to 9/27/08.
- 12/2/07: Updated ECU game date on 2008 to August 30th, per
- 9/24/07: Per Jim Weaver on the Hokie Hotline, the Bowling Green
game for 2008 has been pushed back to 2012. The Hokies are working with the
MAC and the ACC to find a new opponent for 2008.
- 2/14/07: Per the Kansas
City Star, Kansas State will play at VT in 2014, and the Hokies will
return the trip in 2016.
- 9/19/06: Per Jim Weaver on the Hokie Hotline, the ECU game in
Charlotte in 2007 is moved to 2008, and the ECU home game in 2008 is moved
- 5/12/06: VT announces
a home-and-home series with Nebraska.
- 3/22/06: Removed Wisconsin games from the 2008
and 2009 schedules, because (according to Jim Weaver on the 9/19/05 Hokie
Hotline) Wisconsin asked out of the series. ESPN tried to set up a 2006/2008
series with Wisconsin, but that fell through, so the Hokies scheduled
Northeastern for the 2006 season (2008 game is still TBD at this point).
Also removed Wisconsin from the 2016/2017 schedules, and deleted those years
from this page.
- 11/8/05: The Virginia Tech Athletic Department announced
the following changes: the ECU 2006 home game is moved to 2014, and another
ECU home game is added in 2015; Southern Miss replaces ECU in 2006 in
Blacksburg; Tech will not be playing at Ohio in 2006; ESPN is working on
moving the 2008 Wisconsin road game to 2006 to replace the Ohio road game. At
this time, all changes are shown on this page, with the exception of the
Wisconsin road game being moved from 2008 to 2006, which has not been
finalized. Ohio has been replaced with a TBD in 2006 for now.
- 6/23/05: The Virginia Tech Athletic Department releases future
out of conference schedules from 2006-2011, including dates. Games from 2012 beyond are left as they were on the
previous future schedules update.
- 6/2/05: The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported
on 6/1/05 that Pittsburgh replaces Illinois in 2012/13 and that the
Hokies will play Wisconsin in 2016/17 (no indication of home and away
sequence; away assumed first).
- 5/10/05: In April of 2005, the NCAA approved a
12th game for all seasons, beginning in 2006. While this game will more than
likely be used as a revenue-generating home contest against a cupcake or
D-1AA opponent, we listed the 12th game in the TBD row (meaning it could be
home or away). For purposes of this future schedules page, we continue to
hold to the rule that at least six home games will be played per year, but
not necessarily seven.
- 4/20/05: Per the Wisconsin
Badgers web site, VT's road game with the Badgers in 2008 will be on
- 11/30/04: Per a hokiesports.com
press release on 11/18/04, the ACC has announced football matchups
through 2015. Dates not set yet.
- 11/2/04: Per Jim Weaver on the 11/1/04 Hokie
Hotline: 2005 non-conference game dates are September 17th against Marshall, September
24th against Ohio University, and at West Virginia on October 1st.
- 10/21/04: Per Jim Weaver on the 10/11/04 Hokie
Hotline: BC replaces Wake Forest on the 2005 schedule (home game).
- 10/18/04: Syracuse added for 2010 and 2011, per hokiesports.com.
- 9/29/04: Added the note about BC replacing Wake,
MD, or NCSU in 2005.
- 8/25/04: From the Aug 23, 2004 Hokie Huddler, VT
will play Temple in 2008 and 2009. No home opponent for 2006 yet.
- 6/7/04: From the May 31, 2004 Hokie Huddler, ECU added for 2012/13 (with dates), Central Michigan in
2010 (9/4/10). VT honoring long-standing contract with ECU with 2008 road game (no date given), and Hokies playing Bowling Green at home in
2008 (no date). Kent State, previously scheduled for 2008 at home, no longer listed as a 2008 home game (may have been a
mistake on our part listing them there).
- 5/12/04: From multiple sources, VT to play Marshall in Lane Stadium in 2009 (9/12) and
2013 (9/21), with a game in Huntington in 2011 (9/24).
- 12/27/03: VT is slated to play USC in the 2004 BCA Classic at Fed Ex field. Yep, THE USC.
- 10/13/03: VT
announces that the second half of the LSU series, a game in Baton Rouge, has been moved from 2004 to 2007. The
Hokies are now searching for a home opponent for 2004 (later signed FAMU).
- 10/1/03: The
ACC announces that each league school, in 2004 and 2005, will play the same eight opponents each year. VT will
not play FSU or Clemson in 2004 or 2005, but will play all other schools. The Hokies will host UVa, Duke, MD and NC
State in 2004, and travel to GT, Wake Forest, UNC, and Miami. In 2005, the home/road games switch. Unknown what
happens beyond that.
- 9/30/03: It is announced that VT
and WVU will play in Blacksburg in 2004 (on Oct. 2) and in Morgantown in 2005 (on Oct. 1). The linked article
also mentions that VT and LSU will probably be moved from 9/4/04 to 8/28/04 and be played as the BCA Classic. (LSU
road game was later moved to 2007, and USC became the BCA opponent in 2004)
- 9/16/03: VT AD Jim Weaver announced on the Hokie
Hotline that Temple had asked out of the 2004 game with VT. Weaver mentioned San Jose State as a possible
replacement. (later turned out to be FAMU)
- 8/11/03: Extensive schedule info from the Richmond
Times-Dispatch: drop Auburn (from 2010/11 -- "They canceled on us," Weaver said. "They've been
told they have to have seven home games each year."). 2004 OOC games listed as @LSU, with Western Michigan and
Temple at home. "Still scheduled are games against Wisconsin (2008, 2009), Illinois
(2012, 2013) and Ohio State (2014, 2015). Also on future schedules are Ohio University, Marshall, Division I-AA
William and Mary, Kent State and Bowling Green." Not mentioned was a previously listed road game against ECU
(2008), so it's possible that ECU will no longer be the BCA opponent in 2004 (later turned out to be true), and the 2008 road game
at ECU won't happen
(conjecture on our part). We have dropped ECU from 2008, which sets the 2008 road schedule at 5 games.
- 7/21/03: VT's in the ACC. That changes everything.
- 8/9/02: The 2004 BCA game with ECU is a go. This gives VT 12 games in 2004. (later
changed from ECU to USC)
- 8/7/02: From the
Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Tribe to come calling in 2007.
- 9/9/01: Per the Roanoke Times, the Kent game that
was originally scheduled for 2002 will be moved to 2006, due to Temple remaining
in the Big East through 2004. The article also gave the dates for all of the OOC
games in 2002 and the JMU game in 2003.
- The NCAA permits one game against a division I-AA team to count
towards bowl eligibility, every year (as of April 2005).
- Virginia Tech will not play fewer than six home games
in a season. It's economics, and it is not going to change.