CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State and Charlotte announced they have agreed to a two-year football series beginning in 2018.
The series begins on Sept. 8, 2018 at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte and will conclude on Sept. 7, 2019 in Boone, according to the agreement reached Monday.
Both will be FBS schools by then.
Appalachian State, which won three national titles at the FCS level, is stepping up to the FBS level this year as a new member of the Sun Belt Conference. Charlotte, which played its inaugural football campaign in 2013 as an FCS independent, will move up to the next level and join Conference USA in 2015.
The series has the potential to create an interesting rivalry given the large number of Appalachian State alumni in the Charlotte area.