Monroe, La. – University of Louisiana Monroe Head Coach Matt Viator and the ULM football team have confirmed their non-conference schedule for the 2018 and the 2019 seasons, highlighted by games against four Power Five opponents, a visit to Malone Stadium by an AAC opponent, along with two home games vs. FCS schools from Louisiana.
The Warhawks will open the 2018 season hosting Southeastern Louisiana University on Sept. 1, marking SLU's first trip to Monroe since the 2010 season, a 21-20 win for the Warhawks.
ULM will head west on I-20 the next weekend (date), traveling to Hattiesburg, Miss., facing Southern Miss for the second consecutive season after having not played each other since 1993.
ULM will revisit the Magnolia State the when it travels to Oxford to play Ole Miss on Oct. 6. This will be the football team's fourth trip to play the Rebels with the last coming in 2008.
Coach Viator's team will complete its non-conference slate late in the season with a trip to the Lonestar State to play Texas A&M on Nov. 17. The most recent matchup between the Warhawks and Aggies at Kyle Field took place in 2014 with ULM falling 21-16.
“It will be exciting to open the season with an in-state opponent in Southeastern. The other three games will be two in Mississippi and one in Texas. This will give our fans a great opportunity to attend and bolster our recruiting efforts in both states,” Viator said.
ULM kicks off its 2019 season on Aug. 31 vs. Grambling when the Tigers travel east on I-20 for the fourth meeting between the two teams. The Warhawks will take flight to Tallahassee, Fla., the next weekend for its second trip in three years to play the Florida State Seminoles on Sept. 7.
Coach Viator and his team will head west to play Iowa State on Sept. 21 as the Warhawks and the Cyclones meet on the gridiron for only the second time and the first since 1980. ULM will conclude its non-conference schedule hosting the Memphis Tigers on Sept. 28, marking the first trip to Monroe for Memphis and the fourth game between the two teams.
“I have seen the pictures of the capacity crowd the last time Grambling came to Malone Stadium. Throw in all the success that Grambling has had under Coach Fobbs, and this has all the makings of an incredible atmosphere. Also, bringing a perennial bowl to team like Memphis is great for our program,” Viator said.
The Warhawks will begin the 2017 pre-season camp on July 31, one month before opening the season at Memphis in a nationally televised game at 8 p.m. CST on CBS Sports Network.
ULM begins its home schedule on Sept. 16, hosting Southern Miss on Military Appreciation Day at Malone Stadium. Season tickets can be purchased by calling 318-342-HAWK or by visiting www.ULMWarhawks.com.