The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Charlotte 49ers have scheduled a 2018-19 home-and-home football series, both schools announced today.
Charlotte will host the first game of the series on Sept. 8, 2018 at Jerry Richardson Stadium. In the second and final game of the series, Appalachian State will host Charlotte at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, NC on Sept. 7, 2019.
“Since Charlotte announced it was beginning a football program several years ago, it has been a priority to try to arrange a series that would be great for our student-athletes and fans,” Appalachian State director of athletics Charlie Cobb said. “Many thanks go to (Charlotte director of athletics) Judy Rose and (Charlotte) Coach (Brad) Lambert for their efforts in helping the series come to fruition. We hope that it is a series that will extend well past this initial two-year arrangement and become a showcase for FBS football in western North Carolina and beyond.”
“We are thrilled to make this announcement,” said Charlotte 49ers Director of Athletics Judy Rose. “Adding a series against an in-state opponent that has the tradition and history of Appalachian State is important to the continued growth of our program. We can’t thank (Appalachian State A.D.) Charlie Cobb and coach (Scott) Satterfield enough. We know our fans have been looking forward to this possibility and it’s a natural step as both programs transition into FBS play.”
Both Appalachian State and Charlotte are moving up from the FCS to the FBS. Appalachian State joins the Sun Belt Conference for the 2014 season, while Charlotte will become a member of Conference USA in 2015.
In addition to the series with Charlotte, Appalachian State also has future home-and-home’s scheduled with Akron, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss.
Charlotte has future home-and-home series’ set against Eastern Michigan, Georgia State, and Temple. The 49ers will also play single games at Kansas State and Virginia Tech.