Ole Miss announces home-and-home with Pac 12 member Cal

Ole Miss football is going back to California.

The school on Thursday announced at home-and-home deal with the University of California at Berkley – better known as Cal.

The Rebels will visit the Pac-12 Conference members on Sept. 16, 2017 with the Bears making the return trip on Sept. 21, 2019.

ESPN helped broker the deal which includes the western-most road trip in Ole Miss history.

The Rebels only other trip to California was Houston Nutt’s 2011 team which defeated Fresno State 38-28 in Fresno, the second in a two-year home-and-home. Fresno State visited Oxford in 2010, a 55-38 Ole Miss win.

The Cal deal helps Ole Miss meet the new SEC requirement of at least one non-conference game each season against a member of another Power Five conference.

Currently scheduled upcoming games against Power Five opponents include a neutral site match against Florida State in 2016 and home-and-home series with Georgia Tech in 2022-2023 and Wake Forest in 2024-2025.

In other scheduling news the school announced the 2017 game at Memphis has moved to 2019, and the 2017 game at Tulane has moved to 2023. Tulane is scheduled to visit Oxford in 2025.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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