The Rice Owls have added video games towards the UConn Huskies and Texas Southern Tigers to their future soccer schedules, the college announced on Thursday.
Rice and UConn will play a home-and-home soccer sequence throughout the 2024 and 2025 seasons. The sequence will start with UConn internet hosting Rice at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Subject in East Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024. The next season, the Huskies will return the journey towards the Owls at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2025.
Rice and UConn first met on the gridiron throughout the 2023 season in Houston, with UConn popping out on prime 38-31. It was the primary recreation of a home-and-home sequence that additionally features a recreation in East Hartford on Oct. 7, 2028.
Rice has additionally added a house contest towards the Texas Southern Tigers of the Southwestern Athletic Convention (SWAC). The Tigers will go to Rice Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024.
With the addition of video games towards UConn and Texas Southern, Rice has tentatively accomplished its non-conference schedule for the 2024 season. The Owls are slated to open the season at dwelling towards the Sam Houston Bearkats on Aug. 31 and also will go to the Houston Cougars on Sept. 14.
UConn, at present a Soccer Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Unbiased, now has 12 video games scheduled for the 2024 season. The Huskies will formally launch their 2024 soccer schedule in mid-January, based on their launch in the present day.
Following in the present day’s addition of the Rice sequence, it seems that UConn’s sequence with Military in 2024 and 2025 will both be postponed or canceled. Final week, a UConn dedication posted an image of UConn’s 2024 opponents that included Rice and Merrimack, however not Military. The Merrimack contest has not but been confirmed.
Moreover, the newly scheduled UConn at Rice recreation on Oct. 11, 2025 is scheduled for a similar day that UConn was slated to play Military. That lends additional proof to the UConn-Military cancellation.