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2015 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game to Feature Virginia and Auburn?

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Virginia's future non-conference opponents schedule includes Auburn in 2015 in Atlanta.
Virginia's future non-conference opponents schedule includes Auburn in 2015 in Atlanta.

[Eds. Note: This story has been updated after a release from Virginia.]

Though the Chick-fil-A Bowl organizers have only announced the future schedules for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game through 2014, it appears likely that the Virginia Cavaliers will square off against the Auburn Tigers in 2015 in this annual ACC-SEC event.

As @The_Superhoo and others on Twitter have noted, the season tickets that Virginia sent out last week and most have received today provides a list of future opponents for Virginia -- all, of course, subject to change. That list includes, as already announced, Penn State, VMI, Ball State and Texas San-Antonio in 2013, and UCLA, Richmond, Kent State and Texas San-Antonio for 2014.

Notably, though, while at the time of this writing VirginiaSports.com only lists UCLA and William & Mary in 2015, the season tickets, as shown above, also lists Auburn in Atlanta, GA. There would appear to be only one logical explanation.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl organizers did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation.

As most remember with bittersweet sentiments, Virginia faced Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the end of the 2011 season, which resulted in a 43-24 loss in the national stage.