Ducks set Virginia kickoff, announce future opponents

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Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, left, Marcus Mariota, middle, and Michael Clay celebrate a win over Kansas State after the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. Oregon defeated Kansas State 35-17.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

EUGENE – The University of Oregon’s Sept. 7 football game at Virginia will be televised nationally by ABC Sports and ESPN2, with kickoff slated for 12:30 p.m. PDT.
 
The game will mark the first time the Ducks and Cavaliers have faced one another on the football field and the first time Oregon has played a current member of the Atlantic Coast Conference during the regular season since meeting Miami in 1958. The Ducks did face Wake Forest in the post-season in the 1992 Independence Bowl and 2002 Seattle Bowl.
 
Virginia is scheduled to return the trip to Eugene Sept. 10, 2016.
 
Oregon also announced the addition of three first-time opponents to future football schedules over the next five seasons, with the agreement to host the University of South Dakota completing the Ducks’ 2014 non-conference schedule.
 
The Coyotes will travel to Eugene for a game slated for Aug. 30, with that contest completing the Ducks’ 2014 non-conference schedule that includes home games against Wyoming (Sept. 6) and Michigan State (Sept. 13).
 
In addition, Oregon announced single-game agreements to host UC Davis in Autzen Stadium in 2016 and Southern Utah to open the 2017 ledger.
 
UC Davis will play in Eugene on Sept. 3, 2016. The Aggies are coached by former Oregon defensive back and graduate assistant coach Ron Gould.
 
The Ducks will host Southern Utah on Sept. 2, 2017 before traveling to Wyoming on Sept. 16.
 
Oregon has one game remaining to schedule in both 2016 and 2017.
 
The school’s future schedules also include home-and-home series with Texas A&M in 2018/2019 and Ohio State in 2020/2021.
 
The Pac-12 Conference is expected release start times for this season’s August and September home games after June 1, which should include the Ducks’ home games vs. Nicholls State (Aug. 31), Tennessee (Sept. 14) and California (Sept. 28).