N.C. A&T will play a four-year, home-and-home series against in-state FCS foe Elon from 2013 to 2016, Aggies director of athletics Earl Hilton said Wednesday morning.

Hilton said the two sides agreed to the contract last year, but nothing had been announced until Elon coach Jason Swepson told the Burlington Times-News about the series Tuesday.

The Aggies played Elon yearly from 1999 to 2006, splitting the eight meetings. The last game between the two teams ended in a 45-0 Elon win on Nov. 11, 2006.

Hilton said the Phoenix are coming to Greensboro next year, followed by two games at Elon, then a return to Greensboro in 2016.

The two schools are about 20 miles apart.

“It makes sense in so many ways,” Hilton said. “There ought to be a natural rivalry between the two schools. We certainly expect for us to draw fans, and for them to as well. It’s a win all the way around.” read more…