Northwestern and Colorado have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2026 and 2027 seasons, the Wildcats announced Tuesday. Northwestern will host the first contest at Ryan Field on Sept. 19, 2026 and then travel to Boulder, Colo. the following year for a game on Sept. 11, 2027.
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The matchup in Evanston in nine years will be the first meeting between the two schools since 1978. The teams are 1-1 in all time meetings, as they also faced off in 1951.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald has some Colorado connections. He was a graduate assistant at Colorado during the 1999 season before joining the Northwestern coaching staff in 2001. Fitzgerald, a former star Northwestern linebacker, has been the Wildcats’ head coach since 2006.