On Friday, West Virginia University athletic director Shane Lyons announced that the Mountaineers had agreed to a home-and-home football series with the University of Alabama.

The games will take place during the 2026 (at WVU) and 2027 (at Alabama) seasons.

"With its great tradition and history, it will be exciting to host the Crimson Tide in Morgantown, and it will provide our fans with a great trip to visit Tuscaloosa the following season,” Lyons said. “Our non-conference football scheduling and the quality of opponents we are playing continue to be second to none."

The Mountaineers and Crimson Tide have clashed once previously as Alabama emerged victorious, 33-23, in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff.