WVU and Tennessee return to Charlotte to open 2028 season

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Ten years after facing off against Tennessee in Charlotte, West Virginia will return to Bank of America Stadium to open the 2028 season. The game is scheduled for Saturday, September 2 and is being dubbed the Duke’s Mayo Classic. WVU has been designated as the home team.

West Virginia defeated the Volunteers, 40-14 in the 2018 season opener.

“We are very excited to announce that Tennessee and West Virginia will be returning to Charlotte to kick off the 2028 college football season,” said Danny Morrison, Executive Director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. “In 2018, Charlotte hosted the first ever meeting between the two schools in football. The atmosphere surrounding the game was tremendous, with very active, supportive fan bases. We are proud to bring this marquee matchup back to the Queen City and look forward to hosting the Volunteer and Mountaineer teams and fans again in Charlotte.”

“West Virginia University has a strong alumni fan base in Charlotte and the surrounding region. Through the years, our fans have enjoyed traveling to Charlotte for our bowl and neutral site games,” WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons said. “As with the game in 2018, this gives us a chance to play a strong nonconference opponent in a city that is known for its great hospitality. Based on the attendance from 2018, this series renewal should be another fan favorite.”





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