The Akron Zips and the UMass Minutemen have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2019 and 2020.
News of the series was first announced by UMass Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford during an interview on National Signing Day.
Per a copy of the game contract obtained from the University of Akron via a state open records request, we now know the exact dates and locations.
In the first game of the series, Akron will travel to face UMass at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst on Sept. 28, 2019. The Zips will then host the Minutemen the following season at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field on Oct. 3, 2020.
Akron leads the all-time series with UMass 3-1. All four meetings between the two schools came when UMass, now an FBS Independent, was a member of the MAC.