Stanford schedules series with San Diego State

Stanford announced it has agreed to a home-and-home series with San Diego State to be played in 2017 and 2018.

The Aztecs will host the Cardinal on Sept. 16, 2017, before the teams play at Stanford Stadium on Sept. 1, 2018. The teams have played four times -- in four consecutive years (1985-88) -- with the Aztecs winning the first and Stanford the next three.

Stanford was previously scheduled to play Virginia those two seasons, but Virginia announced last month that "a scheduling conflict led to the cancellation of those games." The Cardinal are also scheduled to play Rice in 2017 along with its usual nonconference game against Notre Dame.