UO adds Virginia to 2013 schedule


Published Jan 29, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

EUGENE — The University of Oregon and University of Virginia have announced a two-game football series that will start this year with the Ducks’ first-ever trip to Charlottesville, Va., on Sept. 7. The Cavaliers will make their first visit to Autzen Stadium in Eugene on Sept. 10, 2016.

This season’s game at Virginia replaces Oregon’s previously scheduled trip to Nevada, which has been rescheduled for Sept. 7, 2019.

The Ducks’ visit to Virginia’s Scott Stadium will be their first road game under recently appointed head coach Mark Helfrich. Oregon is coming off a 12-1 season in which the Ducks defeated Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl and finished ranked No. 2 in the country.

The Cavaliers were 4-8 overall last season, 2-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

“This will be a great early challenge for our team and one that will help prepare us for Pac-12 play,” Helfrich said. “A bicoastal regular-season game is unique in college football and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

Oregon opens the 2013 season at home on Aug. 31 against Nicholls State.

— From wire reports