ULM, Wake Forest Agree to Home-and-Home Series; Warhawks Release 2013 Schedule
MONROE, La. -- ULM has reached an agreement with Wake Forest for a home-and-home series and the two schools will meet in Winston-Salem, N.C. on September 14th. Wake Forest will make the return trip to Monroe in 2014 and the matchup between the Warhawks and the Demon Deacons will serve as the home opener for ULM.
“I think with the success of the Baylor game this past season, it is significant that we are able to bring quality teams to Malone Stadium,” said head football coach Todd Berry. “Coach Jim Grobe has done an incredible job at Wake Forest and he puts a great team on the field each year. They have been a factor in the ACC for several years and they have had some tremendous seasons. We are very excited about playing against a great team.”
The inaugural meeting with Wake Forest pushes ULM's non-conference schedule to five games as the Warhawks filled the vacant spot left by the early departures by Middle Tennessee and Florida Atlantic.
"We're excited about this home and home arrangement with Wake Forest," said director of athletics, Bobby Staub. "This is a tremendous way to open the 2014 campaign in Monroe and it will be something I know our students, alumni and the community at large will be looking forward to and support as they did the Baylor game from this past season."
ULM will also battle Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.; Aug. 31), Grambling State (Malone Stadium; Sept. 7), Baylor (Waco, Texas; Sept. 21) and Tulane (Malone Stadium; Sept. 28) during the non-conference season.
"When you look at our schedule it is a very competitive schedule," Berry added. "The 2013 schedule allows us to showcase our abilities. The conference lineup is great and our non-conference slate allows us to gain national exposure. After the success we had last season, it gives us a chance for a follow up as we again will play on a national stage. It will be a great challenge that our players are very much looking forward to."
The conference will have eight football playing members in 2013, meaning the Warhawks will battle all seven conference foes. ULM will welcome Arkansas State, Georgia State, and Western Kentucky to Malone Stadium, while making trips to South Alabama, Texas State, Troy and UL-Lafayette.
For information on season tickets for the 2013 season, please contact the ULM Ticket Office at 318-342-3ULM.
2013 ULM Football Schedule:
Aug. 31 - at Oklahoma
Sept. 7 - Grambling State
Sept. 14 - at Wake Forest
Sept. 21 - at Baylor
Sept. 28 - Tulane
TBD - Arkansas State
TBD - Georgia State
TBD - at South Alabama
TBD - at Texas State
TBD - at Troy
TBD - at UL-Lafayette
TBD - Western Kentucky