The Northern Illinois Huskies have brought back SchedulePalooza for an encore. They kicked off this week’s event with three tips that culminated in the announcement of a future football series with Tulsa.
NIU will travel to face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Sept. 10, 2022. The Huskies will then host Tulsa at Huskie Stadium in Dekalb on Sept. 23, 2023.
NIU, a member of the MAC, and Tulsa, a member of The American, have never met on the football field. Tulsa competed in Conference USA from 2005 through 2013.
“This is a great start to the SchedulePalooza Encore,” NIU Associate Vice-President and Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier said. “In this era of the College Football Playoff, it’s important to have teams from other Group of 5 leagues on our schedule, and this series with Tulsa accomplishes that goal. These games are a long way down the road, but it shows just how far in advance we are working in terms of our football schedules.”
Tulsa is the first non-conference opponent scheduled for Northern Illinois for the 2022 season and second for 2023. The Huskies are scheduled to play at Nebraska on Sept. 16, 2023 and host Tulsa a week later.
NIU is the first announced non-conference opponent for Tulsa for both the 2020 and 2023 seasons.