UConn Football officially announced a four-game series with Boston College which will start next year at BC's Alumni Stadium. It will be the first meeting on the gridiron between these two teams since Boston College left the Big East in 2004.
UConn has yet to beat Boston College at football in three attempts as a member of Division 1-A or the Football Bowl Subdivision, which is a huge point of pride for BC faithful, probably because the Eagles haven't won more than seven games in a season since 2009. The Huskies will now have four opportunities to get their first win in this series over the next eight years, and I like their chances.
ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported this development about two months ago, a few weeks after the Boston Herald reported that talks had begun. UConn had to move some things around with UMass to make it possible, but it appears that deal is set as well and will be officially announced soon.
Here is what the UConn non-conference schedule looks like going forward:
2016: Maine, Virginia, Syracuse, at Boston College
2017: Holy Cross, at Virginia, Missouri, Boston College
2018: Rhode Island, at Boise State, at Syracuse, UMass
2019: Illinois, at Indiana, at UMass (Gillette Stadium), OPEN
2020: UMass, at Illinois, Indiana, OPEN
2021: at UMass
2022: at Boston College
2023: Boston College
Unscheduled but agreed upon and looking more doubtful with each passing year to ever happen: Tennessee, at Tennessee
After making my non-conference scheduling wishlist this past summer, it's great to see Boston College officially added to the docket. Hopefully a few more from that list are in the works!