The Tulane Green Wave and the UMass Minutemen have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2016 and 2022, Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson announced today.
In the first game of the series on Oct. 1, 2016, Tulane will travel to take on UMass at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Six years later on Sept. 10, 2022, the Green Wave will host the Minutemen at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.
The 2016 meeting between Tulane and UMass will be their first-ever meeting on the gridiron.
Tulane also announced today the addition of a home game in 2016 against the Southern Jaguars of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Green Wave have faced the Jaguars twice, winning 41-7 in 2001 and 37-19 in 2002.
“The addition of UMass, along with the chance to play in Gillette Stadium, will be a fun and accessible game for our northeast fans, while hosting Southern is consistent with our goal of playing an in-state opponent on a regular basis. With the schools in such a close proximity, the game should feature a fun and festive atmosphere,” Dickson said.
Other non-conference games for Tulane in 2016 include a home game against UL Lafayette on Oct. 8 and a trip to Wake Forest (date TBA).
UMass, which will compete as an FBS Independent in 2016, now has 10 games scheduled for that season.