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Miami Hurricanes, South Carolina Gamecocks announce home-and-home football series

The non-conference schedule for the future will include 2 more games against a name-brand SEC team

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On Tuesday afternoon (yes a couple days ago but I’ve been busy, okay?!), the Miami Hurricanes and South Carolina Gamecocks announced a home-and-home football series for the future.

The series, which will take place in 2026-27, will begin with Miami traveling to Columbia, S.C. in the first game, and South Carolina will come to Hard Rock Stadium in 2027 for the return game.

Here’s more detail on the upcoming series from Miami Athletics:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program announced Tuesday that the Hurricanes have agreed to a two-game, home-and-home series with the University of South Carolina.

Miami will travel to Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 5, 2026, before hosting the Gamecocks at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 11, 2027.

“We are excited to add South Carolina to our future football schedule,” Director of Athletics Blake James said. “These two matchups will be a terrific showcase for both fan bases and it furthers our commitment to scheduling top programs for our non-conference slate.”

This will mark the first meeting between the schools since the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La. South Carolina won that game 24-21, breaking a six-game losing streak in the overall series, which Miami leads 8-6-2.

The Hurricanes’ last home meeting with the Gamecocks was on Dec. 5, 1987, at the Orange Bowl. Second-ranked Miami defeated No. 8 South Carolina, 20-16, to complete an undefeated regular season en route to the program’s second national championship. The last meeting in Columbia was in 1986, a 34-14 UM victory.

With this series now on the books, Miami adds yet another premium P5 opponent in the future. Miami will play an SEC team in 7 of the next 8 years, with Alabama (2021 opener), Texas A&M (2022 and 2023), and Florida (2024 and 2025) already on the schedule preceding the series with South Carolina (2026 and 2027).

Additionally, Miami will play Michigan State in 2020 and 2021 and Notre Dame (2024, 2025, and 2028) in the non-conference schedule over the next decade.

So mark your calendars and take note now. We’ll talk more about Miami-South Carolina in the future. Like, years down the line.

Go Canes