TCU and Duke to Meet in Football


John Diarse
Dec. 19, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Jeremiah Donati has announced a home-and-home football series with Duke in addition to several other schedule adjustments.

TCU now has a Power 5 nonconference opponent scheduled through 2030.

The Horned Frogs and Blue Devils will meet for the first time on the gridiron Sept. 9, 2028, in Durham, N.C., with Duke coming to Amon G. Carter Stadium Sept. 8, 2029. The games with Duke give TCU a second future home-and-home series with an ACC opponent as the Horned Frogs will face North Carolina in the 2025-26 seasons.

Since beginning Big 12 play in 2012, TCU is in the midst of a stretch of nonconference Power 5 opponents that began with Virginia (2012), LSU (2013), Minnesota (2014-15) and Arkansas (2016-17) and continues with Ohio State (2018), Purdue (2019, 2030), Cal (2020-21), Colorado (2022-23), Stanford (2024, 2027), North Carolina (2025-26) and Duke (2028-29).

“We’re very excited to add Duke as a future football opponent and continue our strategic scheduling plan,” Donati said. “With the success we’ve achieved under the leadership of Gary Patterson, our football program has become a national brand. With future games on both the east coast and west coast, our scheduling philosophy has been to align ourselves with institutional marketing efforts. Playing in ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 venues also enhances the student-athlete experience and provides a great travel opportunity for our fans.”

The second game of the Purdue series, originally set for 2029 in Fort Worth, has been moved to 2030. Additionally, TCU has added home games in 2019 and 2020 versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Prairie View A&M, respectively.

 

 

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