The Michigan State Spartans are in want of a alternative non-conference opponent in 2024 after the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns backed out of their scheduled matchup.
Louisiana was scheduled to journey to face Michigan State at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2024. The sport, which was contracted in April 2021, carries a $500,000 charge as liquidated damages for canceling the sport.
A cause for the cancellation wasn’t given, but it surely’s probably because of convention realignment that may happen this 12 months. Ten groups from the Pac-12 are leaving the convention, whereas Military is becoming a member of the American Athletic Convention. These modifications, and several other others, are inflicting a ripple impact of scheduling modifications.
With the sport at Michigan State canceled, the Ragin’ Cajuns announced they’ll as an alternative journey to tackle the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Allegacy Federal Credit score Union Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Sept. 28, 2024. The sport will mark the first-ever assembly between the faculties on the gridiron.
The rest of Louisiana’s non-conference schedule in 2024 contains Grambling State on Aug. 31 at house, Kennesaw State on Sept. 7 on the highway, and Tulane on Sept. 21 at house.
Michigan State, which beforehand introduced its full 2024 soccer schedule, will now must establish a alternative for Louisiana. Per a report from the Detroit Free Press, a alternative opponent is “…being finalized and shall be introduced as soon as the contract is signed.”
In different non-conference motion in 2024, the Spartans are slated to host the Florida Atlantic Owls on Aug. 31 and can later go to the Boston Faculty Eagles on Sept. 21.