The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and Kennesaw State Owls have scheduled a home-and-home soccer sequence for the 2024 and 2027 seasons, it was announced on Wednesday.
Louisiana is presently a member of the Solar Belt Convention, whereas Kennesaw State competes within the Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS). Nonetheless, the Owls are transferring as much as the Soccer Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and can start play in Convention USA in fall 2024.
Within the first recreation of the sequence, Louisiana will journey to face Kennesaw State at Fifth Third Financial institution Stadium in Kennesaw, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024. The sequence will conclude three seasons later with the Ragin’ Cajuns internet hosting the Owls at Cajun Area in Lafayette, La., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2027.
Not solely will the Louisiana-Kennesaw State matchup in 2024 be a first-time assembly, it is going to mark the first-ever dwelling recreation for the Owls within the FBS period.
“This recreation will begin the following chapter of Kennesaw State Athletics historical past,” mentioned KSU Director of Athletics Milton Overton. “We’re excited to host our first matchup as an FBS program and sit up for unbelievable fanfare as Owl Nation fills Fifth Third Stadium! We’re prepared to offer an incredible ambiance towards a top-notch FBS opponent.”
Louisiana was beforehand scheduled to play on the New Mexico State Aggies on Oct. 26 subsequent season, however that contest has been faraway from the official athletics website of the Ragin’ Cajuns. The addition of Kennesaw State seems to exchange that contest.
In different non-conference motion in 2024, Louisiana will host the Grambling State Tigers in Lafayette on Aug. 31, go to the Michigan State Spartans on Sept. 14, and host the Tulane Inexperienced Wave on Sept. 21.
Kennesaw State has additionally tentatively accomplished its non-conference schedule for its inaugural season within the FBS and Convention USA. The Owls are set to open the season on the street on the UTSA Roadrunners on Aug. 31 and, one week after internet hosting Louisiana, will go to the San Jose State Spartans on Sept. 14.
KSU’s beforehand scheduled dwelling recreation towards the UT Martin Skyhawks on Sept. 28 additionally stays contracted, a minimum of in the meanwhile.