The Houston Cougars and the Oklahoma Sooners have scheduled a home-and-home soccer collection for the 2024 and 2028 seasons, each colleges introduced on Friday.
Within the first recreation of the collection, Houston will journey to face Oklahoma at Gaylord Household Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024. The Cougars will host the Sooners 4 seasons later TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2028, which is able to conclude the two-game collection.
“This can be a nice collection and albeit, this doesn’t occur with out the transition we’re making,” Houston Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman stated. “The elevation and standing of program permits us to play video games like this. In 2027, you’ve got LSU at NRG Stadium, and also you get Oklahoma right here at TDECU Stadium in 2028. You’re going to see much more of this coming as we proceed to work on our future schedule.”
Houston formally joined the Huge 12 Convention on July 1 following 10 seasons as a member of the American Athletic Convention. Oklahoma will probably be enjoying their ultimate season as a member of the Huge 12 this fall earlier than they be part of the SEC subsequent season. The 2 colleges should not slated to sq. off in convention play in 2023.
“We’re excited so as to add Houston and Maine to our 2024 schedule,” stated Oklahoma Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. “We all the time try to schedule non-conference opponents in a fashion that positions us for achievement and creates a enjoyable setting for followers. It was all the time going to be a problem to search out two packages at this late stage that had open dates, however we’re proud of the results of that course of and are thrilled to provide our followers seven dwelling video games in 2024. An enormous thank-you to Houston athletics director Chris Pezman and Maine AD Jude Killy for his or her cooperation, and, in Maine’s case, its willingness to be versatile on a recreation date.”
Houston and Oklahoma first met on the gridiron within the 1981 Solar Bowl and have performed three further contests since then. The Sooners gained the newest contest in 2019 in Norman, 49-31, and at the moment maintain a 3-1 benefit within the collection.
With the addition of Oklahoma, Houston now has all three of its non-conference opponents scheduled for 2024. The Cougars are scheduled to open the season at dwelling towards UNLV on Aug. 31 and can go to Boise State on Sept. 21.
Oklahoma is at the moment scheduled to open the 2024 season at dwelling towards Temple on Aug. 31. The Sooners may also host Tulane on Sept. 14 and Maine on a date to be decided.