VMI Announces 2020 Football Schedule

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A renewal of a longtime series with the University of Virginia and the first ever meeting with Princeton highlight the 2020 VMI football schedule announced Jan. 29, 2020.

The Keydets and Cavaliers will meet in Charlottesville Sept. 12, marking the first VMI visit to Scott Stadium since the 2013 season. It will be the 84th meeting between the schools.

Princeton visits Lexington one week later, Sept. 19, in the first ever meeting between the Keydets and Tigers. It will also mark the first VMI football game against an Ivy League school since the Keydets played at Columbia in 1939.

Five home games are slated for Foster Stadium in 2020, including the Oct. 31 Military Classic of the South, as VMI and The Citadel battle for the Silver Shako the Keydets recaptured in Charleston last fall. Other home dates are Furman (Oct. 3), ETSU (Oct.24) and Mercer (Nov. 21).

VMI will open up Southern Conference play on the road at Chattanooga Sept. 26.

Times for both home and road games will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for home games will go on sale early summer. For information, go to or call 540-464-7266.

2020 VMI Football Schedule

Sept. 5        at Robert Morris

Sept. 12      at Virginia

Sept. 19      PRINCETON

Sept. 26      at Chattanooga*

Oct. 3         FURMAN*

Oct. 10      OPEN

Oct. 17      at Wofford*

Oct. 24      ETSU*

Oct. 31      THE CITADEL*

Nov. 7       at Western Carolina*

Nov. 14     at Samford*

Nov. 21     MERCER*


*Denotes Southern Conference Game

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