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OSU, Tulsa schedule eight-game football series, per report

Oklahoma State and Tulsa are set to become regular enemies on the football field.

The two schools agreed to an eight-year, home-and-home series beginning in 2024, according to a report from the Tulsa World. Labeled the Bank of Oklahoma Turnpike Classic, the series will open at Tulsa’s Chapman Stadium and alternate between there and OSU’s Boone Pickens Stadium through 2031.

 “Originally, we had done two-for-ones,” OSU athletic director Mike Holder told the Tulsa World. “We decided that ultimately it was in our best interest, and good for the University of Tulsa and for football in this state, for us to do home-and-home.

“We think that having a presence in Tulsa every other year is good for our university. Plus, all of the money in this series stays in the state of Oklahoma.”

OSU and Tulsa are already scheduled to play each other in each of the next three seasons as part of a contract that gives OSU two home games and Tulsa one.

“Continuing the Tulsa-OSU football series is obviously good for both schools and our fans,” Tulsa athletic director Derrick Gragg told the Tulsa World. “This series has tremendous history dating back to 1914. The proximity of the two schools and the interest this game creates in the state of Oklahoma makes perfect sense to continue playing.”

OSU has filled its nonconference schedule through the 2022 season, and has at least two teams scheduled through 2027. Here's a look at Oklahoma State's future opponents, beginning with next season: 


2020

Sept. 3: Oregon State

Sept. 12: Tulsa

Sept. 19: Western Illinois


2021

Sept. 4: Rice

Sept. 11: Tulsa

Sept. 18: at Boise State


2022

Sept. 3: Central Michigan

Sept. 10: Arizona State

Sept. 17: Missouri State


2023

Sept. 9: at Arizona State

Sept. 16: South Alabama


2024

Sept. 7: Arkansas

Sept. 14: at Tulsa


2025

Sept. 6: at Oregon

Sept. 20: Tulsa

 

2026

Sept. 5: at Tulsa

Sept. 12: Oregon


2027

Sept. 11: at Arkansas

Sept. 18: Tulsa


2028

Sept. 16: at Tulsa


2029

Sept. 15: Tulsa


2030

Sept. 14: at Tulsa


2031

Sept. 13: Tulsa

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The Oklahoma State marching band plays before a college football game between Oklahoma State (OSU) and South Alabama at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

The Oklahoma State marching band plays before a college football game between Oklahoma State (OSU) and South Alabama at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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