Wolverines schedule series with Washington as Badgers back out

Wolverines schedule series with Washington as Badgers back out
August 20, 2014, 6:15 pm
Share This Post
Vinnie Duber

On the same day Michigan made Washington one of its future opponents, Wisconsin dropped the Huskies off its future schedules.

The Wolverines and Huskies announced a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021 on Wednesday. The 2020 game will be played in Seattle, and the 2021 meeting will take place in Ann Arbor.

At the same time, Washington's release indicated that the Badgers had to back out of a scheduled home-and-home in 2018 and 2021 due to conflicts created by the Big Ten's new nine-game schedule. The same thing happened with a previously scheduled series between Ohio State and North Carolina recently.

[MORE BIG TEN: Big Ten coaches not faring so well against big opponents]

The series between Michigan and Washington is an interesting one, as the teams have met 12 times prior but not once since 2002. Michigan has a 7-5 advantage in the series.

The Wolverines have been one of the frontrunners in scheduling quality opponents from other Power 5 conferences. Next season, Michigan will play a pair of Pac-12 opponents in Utah and Oregon State. Other future foes include Colorado, Florida, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, UCLA and Oklahoma.