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Alabama and Ohio State announced a home-and-home football series Thursday, with a 2027 meeting scheduled for Columbus and a 2028 encounter inside Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Crimson Tide have won three of the four neutral-site meetings between the two traditional powers. Ohio State prevailed in the most recent encounter, however, stunning Alabama 42-35 in a Sugar Bowl national semifinal after the 2014 season.

"I have coached a lot of years in the SEC and Big Ten, and Bryant-Denny Stadium and Ohio Stadium are two of the very best environments in college football," Saban said in Alabama's release Thursday. "Nonconference series like Alabama-Ohio State are so important to the health of college football, and we are very pleased that we could get this series completed."

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524. Follow him on Twitter @DavidSPaschall.

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