Tulane adds future games vs. Northwestern and Southeastern Louisiana

By Kevin Kelley -

The Tulane Green Wave have added future football games against the Northwestern Wildcats and the Southeastern Louisiana Lions, it was announced on Wednesday.

Tulane and Northwestern will kick off a home-and-home series at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois on Sept. 12, 2020. Five seasons later, the Green Wave will host the Wildcats at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana on Aug. 30, 2025.

“This is a great series for our student-athletes, coaches and fans,” Tulane head coach Willie Fritz said. “Both of these universities are world-class institutions located in tremendous cities that will provide a fantastic backdrop for two great games in the coming years.”

In order to schedule the series with Northwestern, Tulane had to postpone their 2020 game at Wake Forest to Sept. 18, 2027. Additionally, their game at home against Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 12, 2020 was moved up nine days to Thursday, Sept 3.

Other non-conference games for Tulane in 2020 include Army at home on Sept. 19 and Mississippi State on the road on Oct. 10.

Tulane has also added another home game against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions. The two schools will meet at Yulman Stadium on Aug. 31, 2024.

“We are excited to add a pair of games against a stellar institution in Tulane,” Northwestern Dan and Susan Jones Family Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “We will always aim to provide a world-class experience to our student athletes and look forward to the welcoming Coach Fritz’s program to Chicago, before making a special trip to New Orleans in 2025.”

Northwestern’s only other non-conference game scheduled in 2020 is a home game against Central Michigan on Sept. 19. Their third and final non-conference game could be an FCS opponent due to the Big Ten relaxing their strength of schedule mandate.

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