The Oklahoma Sooners have added the Maine Black Bears to their 2024 soccer schedule, the college announced on Friday.
Oklahoma will host Maine at Gaylord Household Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on a date to be introduced through the 2024 season. The sport will mark the first-ever assembly between the 2 colleges on the gridiron.
The College of Maine, situated in Orono, Maine, is a member of the Coastal Athletic Convention (CAA) within the Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Black Bears completed the 2022 season 2-9 total and 2-6 in convention play.
With the addition of Houston and Maine, Oklahoma has accomplished its non-conference soccer schedule for the 2024 season. Different opponents scheduled for the Sooners embrace the Temple Owls on Aug. 31 and the Tulane Inexperienced Wave on Sept. 14, each in Norman.
“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 attempt to schedule non-conference opponents in a fashion that positions us for achievement and creates a enjoyable atmosphere for followers. It was all the time going to be a problem to search out two applications at this late stage that had open dates, however we’re pleased with the results of that course of and are thrilled to provide our followers seven dwelling video games in 2024. A giant 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 sport date.”
The 2024 season would be the first for Oklahoma as a member of the SEC. The Sooners will host Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee and can journey to face Auburn, LSU, Missouri, and Ole Miss. Oklahoma may also play Texas on the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
Oklahoma is the third scheduled non-conference opponent for Maine in 2024. The Black Bears are additionally scheduled to host the Colgate Raiders on Aug. 31 and play on the Montana State Bobcats on Sept. 7.
The 2024 season is a 12-game schedule for Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS) groups, so the Black Bears can add one extra non-conference matchup, until the CAA strikes to a nine-game convention schedule.