Southern University Releases 2016 Football Schedule

Southern University has announced its 2016 football schedule, and it’s packed with exciting matchups that are sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats. The Jaguars will kick off the season with two consecutive road games against in-state rivals before diving into the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s (SWAC) 9-game mandate.

The opening game will see the Jaguars traveling to Monroe to take on ULM, marking the first-ever meeting between the two schools. This will be followed by a matchup against Tulane at Yulman Stadium, where the Jaguars will aim to make a statement in their first encounter with Tulane since 2002.

As the SWAC transitions to a 7-game conference schedule in 2017, Southern University will embark on the final year of the 9-game conference slate, commencing with a highly anticipated home opener against Alabama State at A.W. Mumford Stadium. The Jaguars will then hit the road to face Alabama A&M before enjoying back-to-back bye weeks in October.

The intensity picks up in mid-October when Southern University faces off against Jackson State, renewing one of the SWAC’s most heated rivalries. The excitement continues with the homecoming game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, followed by a challenging road game against two-time defending SWAC champion Alcorn State.

November will bring pivotal matchups, including a home game against Texas Southern and a visit to Prairie View A&M’s new stadium. The Jaguars will then wrap up their home games with an encounter against Mississippi Valley State. Finally, the 2016 campaign will culminate in the 43rd annual Bayou Classic against arch-rival Grambling State in the iconic Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Fans eager to witness the action firsthand can contact the Southern University Ticket Office for information on purchasing season books. It’s essential to note that all game times are tentative and could be subject to change.

As Southern University gears up for an action-packed season, football enthusiasts can look forward to an electrifying lineup of games, each defined by its own unique story and potential for unforgettable moments.

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