University of Michigan football team to open vs. UConn in 2010
Connecticut will be the University of Michigan football team's opening-day opponent in the revamped Michigan Stadium on Sept. 4, 2010, according to UConnReport.com, the Connecticut arm of the Rivals operation.
Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said earlier this week the school was close to an agreement for a home-and-home series with a BCS conference school.
"We wanted a home and not have to return the other one for several years," Rodriguez said Tuesday. "It’s hard to find a school that, one, had an opening, and one that we didn’t have to return the game right away.
"Our ideal thing was to find one that we didn’t have to return at all. But for right now if we could find one, which we think we may have, that returns it later on, several years down the road, that gives us the time to find the other home games we need to fill."
Dave Ablauf, a spokesman for the Michigan athletic department, would not confirm the series.
According to the report, Michigan will visit UConn's Rentschler Field on Sept. 21, 2013. UConn also will move its previously scheduled 2010 opener against Northeastern to a later date.
A renovated Michigan Stadium, including suites and club seats, is slated to open next fall.