The Lindenwood Lions will host the McKendree Bearcats in 2022, according to a schedule release from McKendree on Friday.
Lindenwood will host McKendree at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium in St. Charles, Mo., on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. The game will mark the fifth overall meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
Lindenwood and McKendree first met on the gridiron in 1996. The Lions have won two consecutive games in the series, including 45-30 last season in St. Charles, and now lead the overall series 3-1.
McKendree is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in Division II. Lindenwood is also a current member of the GLVC, but is transitioning to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and will compete in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) beginning this fall.
With the addition of McKendree, Lindenwood now has four confirmed non-conference opponents for their fall 2022 football schedule. The Lions also have road trips scheduled against the Houston Baptist Huskies on Sept. 10, Central Arkansas Bears on Oct. 8, and Eastern Illinois Panthers on Nov. 12.
Although Eastern Illinois is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, that matchup will be designated as a non-conference contest.
Last week, the Ohio Valley Conference officially announced the conference matchups for the fall 2022 season. Lindenwood will host the Southeast Missouri Redhawks (Oct. 1) and the Murray State Racers (Oct. 22). Road OVC opponents for Lindenwood include UT Martin (Sept. 24) and Tennessee Tech (Nov. 5).