LSU announces series with West Virginia

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

LSU officially announced a home-and-home series with West Virginia on Thursday that will begin during the 2010 season.

West Virginia will come to Tiger Stadium on Sept. 25, 2010 in the first of two games between the teams. In 2011, LSU will travel to Morgantown for a Sept. 24 contest against the Mountaineers.

The Tigers will travel to Washington to open the 2009 season, and Washington is slated to make the return trip to LSU during the 2012 season.

LSU's nonconference schedule last season was the easiest in the SEC. The Tigers played all four games at home, and their toughest opponent was Troy.

But they have made efforts to upgrade their schedule down the road, and the West Virginia series is a good start. Series with TCU and Arizona State are also coming up down the road.