The Texas A&M Aggies have added the ULM Warhawks to their 2014 football schedule. We have also learned that a contract for TAMU’s series with USC in 2015-16 was never finalized.
A copy of the Texas A&M-ULM game contract was provided to us by a user and then verified with athletic officials at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
Texas A&M will host ULM at Kyle Field in College Station on Nov. 15, 2014. The Aggies will pay the Warhawks a $1.1 million guarantee for the game.
The two schools have met twice on the football field. Both games were played in College Station with Texas A&M winning 31-17 in 1985 and 54-14 in 2007.
Texas A&M now has three non-conference games scheduled in 2014, but their strength of schedule make take a hit in the inaugural season with the College Football Playoff.
Texas A&M later travels to face SMU, soon to be an official member of The American, on Sept. 20. TAMU and SMU have met 79 times since 1916 and the Aggies hold a 43-29-7 lead in the series.
ULM also has three non-conference games set for 2014, and all are against teams of current BCS conferences. The Warhawks open the season at home vs. Wake Forest on Aug. 30 and then travel to Baton Rouge to play LSU on Sept. 6.
2015-16 Texas A&M-USC Series Never Finalized
Back in 2009, then Texas A&M Director of Athletics Bill Byrne announced that the Aggies were “finalizing a series with USC for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.” To date, a contract has not been completed for that series.
A spokesman for the USC athletic department told us last night that “there were very preliminary discussions between the schools, but nothing ever came of it.” Officials at Texas A&M have not yet returned a request for comment.
The same 2009 release also stated that Texas A&M would travel to Oregon in 2018 and host the Ducks in 2019. An Oregon official confirmed there is a signed contract and that the games are currently scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018 in Eugene and Sept. 14, 2019 in College Station.
Dates Confirmed for two Future Games
We were also provided contracts that revealed the dates for two previously announced Texas A&M games. The Aggies will host Louisiana Tech on Sept. 10, 2016 and New Mexico on Nov. 11, 2017. Tech will receive $200,000 for their contest, while New Mexico will get a cool $1 million.