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UConn’s 2020 schedule includes Ole Miss, Virginia

Field Level Media

October 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm.

Connecticut has scheduled nine games so far for the 2020 football season — its first as an FBS independent — with four of the opponents coming from Power 5 conferences.

The Huskies are leaving the American Athletic Conference and moving to the Big East, which doesn’t have a football component, after the 2019-20 academic year.

The schedule, announced Thursday, includes games against Big Ten schools Illinois and Indiana, Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference and Virginia of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Rounding out the schedule thus far are regional opponent UMass plus Army, Liberty, San Jose State and Maine.

University officials are working to schedule three additional games.

“I would like to thank the many Universities that collaborated with us as we continue to work through the complicated process of constructing our schedule for the 2020 season,” UConn athletic director David Benedict said in a statement. “I feel that the schedule will be one that our football program and our fans can be excited about and I look forward to finalizing the 2020 schedule shortly.”