Louisville, Marshall agree to home-and-home

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Louisville and Marshall have announced a new home-and-home series beginning in 2011. The Cardinals will play host the Thundering Herd on Oct. 1, 2011, and then travel to Marshall on Sept. 27, 2014.

"I think this is an exciting series for both schools because of the close proximity of the two universities," Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said in a statement. "It's a short trip from here to Huntington and we were fortunate to secure large number of tickets for our fans interested in making the trip. I think its also a great situation for our fans throughout the state of Kentucky and the Cincinnati area."

The two teams have played each other 27 times before. Marshall has won three straight in the series, including a 38-15 win in the 2002 GMAC Bowl and 48-29 victory in the 1998 Motor City Bowl.