The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Old Dominion Monarchs have scheduled a long-term football series, The Virginian-Pilot has reported.
Virginia Tech will will travel to face Old Dominion in Norfolk on Sept. 10, 2022 and Sept. 21, 2024 and will host the Monarchs at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg on Sept. 23, 2023 and Sept. 13, 2025.
Back in December, the two schools agreed to a three-game series that is set to begin in Blacksburg on Sept. 23, 2017. The Hokies and Monarchs will then play in Norfolk on Sept. 8, 2018 before meeting again in Blacksburg on Sept. 7, 2019.
With the new four-game agreement, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion will meet a total of seven times between 2017 and 2025, with four games in Blacksburg and three in Norfolk.
“What a great day this is for ODU, for our program and for our fans,” ODU athletic director Wood Selig told the Pilot. “This is a great harbinger of where we think we can go with our scheduling.”
Old Dominion is currently transitioning from the FCS to the FBS and is set to officially join Conference USA on July 1, 2014.
“I think it makes perfect sense to play an in-state school that’s up and coming,” said John Ballein, Virginia Tech’s associate athletic director for football operations.
“We recruit that area. It’s an opportunity for our fans in that area to see us there and the opportunity for ODU fans to see the other side of the state.”
The addition of ODU gives Virginia Tech three non-conference games in 2022, two in 2023, and one each in 2024 and 2025.
Virginia Tech is the first announced non-conference opponent for Old Dominion for each season between 2022 and 2025.