*From Troy Media Relations*
TROY, Ala. – The Troy and UAB football series has been extended by two years through the 2016 season, both schools announced Tuesday afternoon. The two schools have met every year since 2009 with Troy winning four of the five games.
“It has been a good rivalry with some close games and it is good for the fans of both schools,” Troy Athletic Director John Hartwell said. “In addition to an easy road trip for our fans, the game falls in line with our scheduling philosophy. Every year we want to have four home conference games, one FCS guarantee game and that sixth home opponent to be an attractive game from a fan perspective.
“We looked at some other options, but as (UAB Athletic Director) Brian (Mackin) and I talked about, it just makes sense and we are glad that we can continue it. Certainly we want to try and bring the best competition into Troy so that we drive attendance, drive interest and increase season ticket sales.”
Troy will host UAB on Sept. 26, 2015, in Veterans Memorial Stadium and the Trojans will make the return trip to Legion Field on Sept. 17, 2016.
Troy’s future home schedules include non-conference visits from Duke (2014), UAB (2015) and Boise State (2018). Veterans Memorial Stadium has hosted recent games against Mississippi State and Navy, both in 2012, and in the near past against Missouri and Oklahoma State.
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Future Troy Football Schedules
at Mississippi State
at Boise State