Sport Ohio State, Georgia agree to home-and-home series in 2030, 2031
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The trend of Power Five programs scheduling one another hasn’t died down as another notable home-and-home series was announced Thursday morning.
Ohio State and Georgia have agreed to a home-and-home series, but it won’t be for a while. The Buckeyes will travel to Athens to play the Bulldogs on Sept. 14, 2030 while the Bulldogs will make the return trip to Columbus on Aug. 30, 2031.
The schools have met just one time — a 21-14 Georgia win in the Florida Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day in 1993. Ohio State’s QB that day was some guy named Kirk Herbstreit.
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The star quarterback's father, however, wasn't having any such talk.A little over two weeks after entering the NCAA transfer database, Justin Fields confirmed Jan. 5 that he would be transferring from Georgia to Ohio State. After receiving a waiver that granted him immediate eligibility to play this season, Fields won the Buckeyes’ starting quarterback job and, in just seven games, has led OSU to an undefeated record that has them in the driver’s seat for one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff field just past the halfway point of the regular season.
For Ohio State, this agreement marks the first regular season games against an SEC opponent since the Buckeyes had a home-and-home series with LSU in 1987 and 1988. Georgia’s last regular season game against a Big Ten team came back in 1965, when the Bulldogs defeated Michigan 15-7.
"We are committed to playing in as many big games as possible, keeping Georgia on the national stage," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. "Matchups with a team like Ohio State are one of the many reasons great players come to Georgia."
Added Ohio State deputy athletic director Diana Sabau: “This is going to be a terrific series for fans of both programs to look forward to down the road. This series is a testament to our commitment to scheduling and playing really good intersectional contests. It’s these kind of games that make for memorable experiences for our student-athletes.”
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Ohio's governor says it's "highly unlikely" the state's last execution scheduled for this year will be carried out because of problems finding lethal injection drugs. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday reiterated his concern that drugmakers might cut off supplies of medications to state agencies if they learn any of their drugs were used for capital punishment.DeWine's comments mean a probable delay for the Dec. 11 execution of James Hanna. He is sentenced to die for killing cellmate Peter Copas at the Lebanon Correctional Institution in 1997.
In addition to Georgia, Ohio State has future home-and-home agreements with Oregon (2020-2021), Notre Dame (2022-2023), Washington (2024-2025) and Texas (2025-2026).
Meanwhile, Georgia has home-and-homes with Clemson (2029-2030, 2032-2033), Texas (2028-2029), UCLA (2025-2026), Florida State (2027-2028) and Oklahoma (2023, 2031) on the schedule in the coming years.
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