The Cincinnati Bearcats have added the Northwestern State Demons to their 2025 soccer schedule, FBSchedules.com has realized.
A replica of the soccer recreation contract with the College of Cincinnati was obtained from Northwestern State College by way of a state public information request. The contract was executed on Oct. 25, 2023.
Cincinnati will host Northwestern State at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2025. The Bearcats can pay the Demons a $425,00 assure for the sport, in keeping with the copy of the contract.
The 2025 Cincinnati-Northwestern State contest will mark the third general assembly between the 2 colleges on the gridiron. The 2 colleges first met in 1977 and performed most lately in 2013 in Cincinnati, which resulted in a 66-9 victory for the Bearcats.
Northwestern State College, positioned in Natchitoches, La., competes within the Southland Convention within the Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Demons canceled the rest of their 2023 season and head coach Brad Laird resigned following the passing of junior security, Ronnie Caldwell.
With the addition of Northwestern State, Cincinnati now has all three opponents set for its 2025 non-conference schedule. The Bearcats are scheduled to open the season on Aug. 30 towards the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., which we reported final month. The Bearcats will then host the Miami RedHawks the next week on Sept. 6 at Nippert Stadium.
Northwestern State now has 4 opponents on its 2025 non-conference schedule with yet another slot accessible. The Demons are slated to open the season at house towards the Alcorn State Braves on Aug. 30 earlier than touring to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Sept. 6, which we reported on Monday. NSU can also be scheduled to go to the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks on Sept. 27.
FCS groups normally play 11-game schedules, however are allowed to play 12-games throughout the 2024 and 2025 seasons because of the calendar.