Ole Miss’ football team is going west.
It was announced today that the Rebels will be playing a home-and-home against the California Golden Bears later this decade. Ole Miss will play a game at Berkeley on Sept. 16, 2017, and the Golden Bears will travel to Oxford for a Sept. 21, 2019.
This will be the furthest west the Rebels have traveled to play a football game, surpassing the 2011 visit to Fresno, California. It will also mark the first meeting against a PAC-12 team in football.
Each SEC school is required to play a Power 5 opponent each year starting in the 2016 season. Some schools such as Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and South Carolina have natural in-state rivals that meet the requirement. The Rebels already have Florida State scheduled for 2016, Georgia Tech in 2022 and 2023 and Wake Forest for 2024 and 2025.
Michael Quirk is a HottyToddy.com staff reporter and can be reached at email@example.com.