The UTSA Roadrunners have added the Kennesaw State Owls to their 2024 soccer schedule, it was announced on Tuesday.
UTSA will host Kennesaw State on the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024. The sport would be the season-opener and first-ever assembly between the 2 faculties on the gridiron.
Kennesaw State is at present a member of the Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS), however is transferring as much as the Soccer Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and can start play in Convention USA subsequent season. The sport towards UTSA will mark their first recreation on the FBS degree.
“I’m excited for our first recreation on the FBS degree,” mentioned Kennesaw State head coach Brian Bohannon. “There have been loads of historic moments in KSU soccer historical past, and this might be one other nice second for our program.”
UTSA was initially scheduled to open the 2024 season towards the New Mexico State Aggies, however that recreation and the rest of the four-game sequence was canceled on account of NM State’s transfer from an Unbiased to Convention USA.
With the addition of Kennesaw State, UTSA has accomplished its non-conference schedule for the 2024 season. After opening towards Kennesaw State, the Roadrunners will journey for back-to-back video games on the highway towards the Texas State Bobcats on Sept. 7 and the Texas Longhorns on Sept. 14 earlier than returning to the Alamodome to host Houston Christian on Sept. 21.
Kennesaw State now has three scheduled non-conference opponents for the 2024 season, though one in every of them will not be performed. The Owls are slated to play on the Tennessee State Tigers on Sept. 21, 2024, however FBS groups don’t sometimes journey to play FCS groups. The contract for the sport with Tennessee State, which features a recreation in 2023, was signed about seven months earlier than the Owls introduced their transfer to Convention USA.
Kennesaw State’s different scheduled non-conference matchup in 2024 is towards the UT Martin Skyhawks at dwelling on Sept. 28.