Athens — Georgia will open the 2013 and 2014 football seasons against Clemson.
The Bulldogs will play Clemson at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 31, 2013, then face the Tigers at Sanford Stadium on Aug. 30 the following year. It will be the first games in this storied rivalry since 2003.
Georgia and Clemson agreed to play in 2013-14 several years ago but just recently settled on the opening dates for those seasons, according to UGA spokesman Claude Felton.
Georgia has played Clemson 62 times — more than any other non-conference opponent other than Georgia Tech — and leads the series 41-17-4. The Bulldogs have won the last five games between the two.
UGA’s other non-confererence home games in 2013 are against North Texas and Appalachian State. They get Charleston Southern and South Alabama in ‘14.
In other scheduling news Thursday the Georgia basketball team announced it will play host to Cincinnati on Dec. 2 as part of the Big East-SEC Challenge.
“Cincinnati will certainly prove to be a formidable opponent for our young team,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said in a statement. “We are happy to be playing this
game in Athens. The move to campus venues, in fact, should give the event a
new feature that will be great for fans of both leagues.”