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Maryland and Virginia Tech to play each other in football again, starting in 2026

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College sports are insane, and the Terps and Hokies will meet again on the gridiron 10 years from now.

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The Maryland football team will face Virginia Tech in a four-game series starting in 2026, renewing a series that started in 1919 but stalled when the Terps bolted from the ACC after the 2013 season.

The Hokies will visit Maryland Stadium – or whatever it's called by this point – on Sept. 19, 2026, and again in 2028. The Terps will visit Lane Stadium in Blacksburg in 2027 and 2029, and Maryland fans could probably get a terrific group hotel rate by booking their rooms right now.

"Virginia Tech fans should be excited about the Hokies returning to the capital region for two more future games," Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said in a statement. "The opportunity to get a four-game series against a Big Ten Conference opponent was certainly appealing. Even more importantly, we were eager to renew a historic series against a regional foe in a market where we have a very strong alumni base. Coach [Justin] Fuente and our staff will continue seeking opportunities to bolster our non-conference schedule in future seasons."

The Terps are 16-15 all-time against the Hokies. They've beaten Virginia Tech more than all but eight teams in the country, with the last win coming via a C.J. Brown overtime touchdown run in 2013.

This is the farthest-out known scheduling Maryland has done to date. Both the Hokies (Justin Fuente) and Terps (DJ Durkin) have new head coaches heading into this season.

Additionally, there are currently living 4-year-old children who will play in this series in 2029.