NU, Stanford Set Home-And-Home

NU, Stanford Set Home-And-Home

Northwestern director of athletics Jim Phillips announced on Wednesday that the Wildcats and Stanford Cardinal would play in a home-and-home series in 2015 and 2016.

Last April, Northwestern and Stanford announced plans for a four-game series. On Wednesday, the two schools announced plans for earlier meetings.

NU athletic director Jim Phillips announced that Northwestern and Stanford have finalized plans for a home-and-home football series, the first matchup in Evanston on Setp. 5, 2015, and on Sept. 24, 2016 in Palo Alto.

The Wildcats and Cardinal will also play a four-game series starting in 2019.

"This was a great opportunity for Northwestern to expand on our upcoming series with Stanford and allow an exciting matchup to take place even sooner," Phillips said in a statement.

Northwestern is also scheduled to meet with Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Boston College, California, and Notre Dame in the coming years. The Cardinal is now added to that impressive slate.

"We're thrilled about the quality of our future nonconference opponents, with schools such as Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Syracuse, California and now Stanford," Phillips said. "Couple that with our traditional Big Ten schedule and it is safe to say there will be plenty of exciting action in Chicago's backyard for years to come."

NU and Stanford have played six times, the most recent meeting in 1993, a 41-41 tie. The Cardinal owns a 3-1-2 series lead.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college football, college basketball and college baseball for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2009. He served as a writer for Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics, and is now the Publisher of PurpleWildcats.com, covering the Northwestern Wildcats.
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