Home-and-home series with South Carolina is all set
The Miami Hurricanes have agreed to a twogame, home-and-home football series with South Carolina.
Miami will travel to Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 5, 2026, and host the Gamecocks at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 11, 2027.
“We are excited to add South Carolina to our future football schedule,” Miami athletic director Blake James said in a statement. “These two matchups will be a terrific showcase for both fan bases and it furthers our commitment to scheduling top programs for our non-conference slate.”
The 2026 meeting will mark the first between the schools since the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, which South Carolina won, 24-21. Miami leads the alltime series, 8-6-2.
The Hurricanes’ last home game against the Gamecocks was on Dec. 5, 1987, at the Orange Bowl. Second-ranked Miami defeated No. 8 South Carolina, 20-16, to complete an undefeated regular season en route to the program’s second national championship.
The last meeting in Columbia was in 1986, a 34-14 UM victory.
The Hurricanes also have future non-conference games scheduled with Alabama in Atlanta (2021), Florida (2024 and 2025), Michigan State (2020 and 2021) and Texas A&M (2022 and 2023).
Miami also has several future matchups scheduled with football independent Notre Dame as part of the Fighting Irish’s agreement as a partial ACC member: 2024, 2025, 2028, 2031, 2032, 2034 and 2037.