The UTRGV Vaqueros have added their first Soccer Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent to their future soccer schedules, FBSchedules.com has discovered.
Final week, we reported that UTRGV scheduled its first home-and-home sequence with a fellow Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponent. The Vaqueros will journey to face the Houston Christian Huskies on Sept. 27, 2025 earlier than internet hosting them the next season on Sept. 12, 2026.
UTRGV has now added its first FBS opponent to its future schedules, and it’s not one however two contests towards an in-state foe.
UTRGV will journey to tackle the Texas State Bobcats of the Solar Belt Convention at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas, on Sept. 11, 2027 after which once more three seasons in a while Sept. 14, 2030. The Bobcats pays the Vaqueros a $300,000 assure for the 2027 contest and a $350,000 assure for the 2030 contest, in line with a replica of the contract obtained from the College of Texas Rio Grande Valley by way of a state public information request. The contract was executed on Sept. 18, 2023.
UTRGV, which has campuses in Brownsville and Edinburg, Texas, just lately began their soccer program and can play an exhibition season in 2024. The Vaqueros’ first official season will likely be in 2025 and they’re going to compete within the United Athletic Convention (UAC) within the FCS. The UAC is the brand new title for the mixed soccer membership of the WAC and ASUN conferences.
With the addition of UTRGV, Texas State has tentatively accomplished its non-conference soccer schedules for each the 2027 and 2030 seasons. The Bobcats are slated to open the 2027 season at Texas A&M on Sept. 4 and also will go to UTSA on Sept. 18 earlier than internet hosting Ohio on Sept. 25.
In 2030, the Bobcats open on the highway at North Texas on Aug. 31 earlier than opening their house slate towards UTSA on Sept. 7. Texas State wraps up the non-conference portion of their schedule at Military on Sept. 21.