Home-and-home se­ries with South Carolina is all set

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS WEDNESDAY - By David Furones

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.

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