Alabama football announced three future games against South Florida beginning during the 2023 season.

The Crimson Tide will travel to face the Bulls in Tampa in 2023, then host two games in Tuscaloosa in 2024 and 2026.

“Our future non-conference schedules are really rounding out quite nicely with the addition of series such as this one with USF,” Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne said in a news release. “We look forward to the early-season road test against a quality opponent in an NFL stadium in 2023 and will welcome them to Tuscaloosa for a pair of home games in 2024 and 2026.”

The 2023 game is scheduled for September 16, one week after playing Texas in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide also has a contract to play against Central Michigan in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 2.

Alabama did not previously have any nonconference games announced for the 2024 season. The Crimson Tide has a game at West Virginia scheduled for 2026. Both games against USF are scheduled to be September matchups as well.

“We are pleased to add games with South Florida in 2023, 2024 and 2026 to our non-conference schedule,” coach Nick Saban said in the release. “Charlie Strong has built a strong program with the Bulls, and playing this kind of competition only makes our team better. It gives our team two really good home games in 2024 and 2026, and we will enjoy the challenge of playing in Tampa in 2023.”

Alabama and USF have met only once previously, a 40-17 win for Alabama at Legion Field in 2003.

“We are very excited to open the Alabama series in Tampa in 2023 and to add one of the most successful brands in American sports to a very exciting list of future opponents that will give our student-athletes and coaches a great opportunity to compete against the best programs in the nation,” USF vice president of athletics Michael Kelly said in a release.