The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers will play at the UCLA Bruins in 2023, FBSchedules.com has learned.
Coastal Carolina will take on UCLA at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sept. 16, 2023. The Chanticleers will receive a $1.1 million guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request.
The game was scheduled with the condition that Coastal Carolina becomes a full member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) by 2018, per the contract.
Coastal Carolina is currently in the Football Championship Subdivision, but is slated to move up to the FBS and officially join the Sun Belt Conference on July 1, 2017. After one season as an FBS transitional team, they would then be eligible for full FBS status in 2018.
In addition to the UCLA contest, FBSchedules.com has also learned several dates for CCU football games in 2016 and 2017, per copies of the contracts. Those games are listed below:
- at Hampton – Sept. 17, 2016
- vs. Furman – Sept. 24, 2016
- vs. Central Connecticut State – Oct. 1, 2016
- vs. FAMU – TBA 2016
- at Western Illinois – Sept. 16, 2017
According to MyrtleBeachOnline.com, Coastal Carolina is also set to host Liberty and Monmouth in 2016, and the Chanticleers will also travel to Presbyterian on Oct. 29, 2016, according to the Blue Hose’s official website.
Games against other Big South foes next season remain in flux, which includes Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Liberty, and Monmouth.