VMI football will take on Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 2026, according to information released Friday. The game is set for Sept. 5 of that season at Lane Stadium.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to extend the VMI-Virginia Tech football series with another game scheduled for 2026,” said VMI athletics director Dr. Dave Diles. “The series has played an important role in the Institute’s football history and to see this rivalry extended for another meeting presents an exciting challenge for our program.”
The Keydets also tied a Southern Conference record by holding the Hokies without a pass completion in a game in 1976. The seven cities that VMI and Virginia Tech have played in – Staunton, Lynchburg, Richmond, Norfolk, Blacksburg, Roanoke and Lexington – marks the most that the Keydets have played in against any team. The traditional Thanksgiving Day meeting at Victory Stadium in Roanoke was regarded as one of the premier sporting events in the Commonwealth and produced some of the greatest moments in VMI football history.
Further information on future football schedules can be found on VMIKeydets.com when it becomes available.