- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Two years ago, Michigan and Virginia Tech played in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The programs announced on Thursday that they will play again -- next decade.
The Wolverines and Hokies agreed to a home-and-home deal, playing at Michigan Stadium on Sept. 19, 2020, and at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., on Sept. 11, 2021.
“I am pleased that [Michigan athletic director] Dave Brandon and I have been able to work out this agreement,” Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said in a statement. “Michigan is the winningest college football program in the country, and it will be exciting to have the Wolverines come to Lane Stadium.”
It will be the first time the teams will play during the regular season. Michigan beat Virginia Tech, 23-20, in the 2012 Sugar Bowl. After having never played a Big Ten team in the regular season, the Hokies now have three scheduled for the future: Ohio State in 2014 and a home-and-home with Wisconsin beginning in 2016.