The Tennessee State Tigers have added the Mississippi Valley State (MVSU) Delta Devils and Howard Bison to their future soccer schedules, FBSchedules.com has discovered.
Copies of contracts for video games with Mississippi Valley State College and Howard College had been obtained from Tennessee State College through a state open data request.
Tennessee State will play a single residence recreation towards Mississippi Valley State at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024. The Tigers pays the Delta Devils a $100,000 assure for the competition, in accordance with the copy of the contract.
The Mississippi Valley State contest will function Tennessee State’s annual John Merritt Classic, an annual soccer recreation that’s “…devoted to honoring the legacy of John Ayers Merritt, the famend soccer coach who led Tennessee State College’s Tigers from 1963 to 1983.”
Tennessee State and Mississippi Valley State first met on the gridiron in 1982 and have performed eight contests general. The Tigers received the latest matchup in 2019, 26-20, and now lead the general sequence 5-3.
Tennessee State will start a home-and-home sequence with the Howard Bison on the street at William H. Greene Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19, 2024. The sequence will conclude with the Tigers internet hosting the Bison for Homecoming at Nissan Stadium the next season on Oct. 18, 2025.
Of their first and solely assembly on the gridiron again in 2001, Tennessee State defeated Howard 45-0 in Nashville.
Kennesaw State Sport Canceled
Tennessee State and Kennesaw State started a home-and-home soccer sequence this season in Nashville on Oct. 7. The second and last recreation of the sequence was scheduled to be performed in Nashville on Sept. 21, 2024, however the contest has been canceled, in accordance with a duplicate of a doc obtained from TSU.
Per the doc, Kennesaw State pays Tennessee State a $150,000 cancellation payment.
The sport was canceled as a result of Kennesaw State is transferring as much as the Soccer Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and can start competing in Convention USA in 2024.