The Oklahoma Sooners and the Alabama Crimson Tide have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2032 and 2033, both schools announced on Tuesday.
In the first game of the series, Oklahoma will host Alabama at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman on Sept. 11, 2032. The Sooners will travel to take on the Crimson Tide the following season at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 10, 2033.
“The dates of these two games are down the road, but working ahead to schedule marquee opponents has become a necessity in today’s college football world,” said OU Athletics Director and Vice President Joe Castiglione. “My thanks to (Alabama Athletics Director) Greg Byrne in working to renew this home-and-home series between two of the most storied programs in the sport’s history. Our last on-campus series with Alabama in 2002 and 2003 reflected the great mutual respect befitting of two iconic programs and fan bases, and we’re happy that a new generation of supporters will also get to experience the best that college football has to offer in Norman and Tuscaloosa.”
Oklahoma and Alabama first met on the gridiron in 1963 and have played six times overall. In their last matchup in the 2018 Capital One Orange Bowl, the Crimson Tide defeated the Sooners 45-34, but OU still leads the series 3-2-1.
“We’ve worked diligently at adding high-caliber home-and-home series to our future football non-conference schedules, and we are excited to announce this one with Oklahoma for the 2032 and 2033 seasons,” Alabama director of athletics Greg Byrne said. “Alabama and Oklahoma are two of the most storied programs in college football history, and this certainly will give both teams and fan bases a tremendous opportunity during the regular season.”
Just over a week ago, Oklahoma announced a home-and-home series with Clemson for 2035 and 2036. Other Power Five series lined up for Oklahoma include Tennessee (2020, 2024), Nebraska (2021-22, 2029-30), Michigan (2025-26), and LSU (2027-28).
Alabama also has several future home-and-homes lined up with Power opponents. The Crimson Tide are scheduled to play Texas in 2022 and 2023, West Virginia in 2026 and 2027, and Notre Dame in 2028 and 2029.
The Tide have neutral-site non-conference openers slated for the next three seasons: Duke in 2019 (in Atlanta, GA), USC in 2020 (in Arlington TX), and Miami FL in 2021 (in Atlanta, GA).