The UMass Minutemen and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2017 and 2018, UMass announced today.
In the first game of the series, UMass will travel to face Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina on Sept. 2, 2017. The Minutemen will then host the Chanticleers the following season on Oct. 20, 2018.
Coastal Carolina is moving up from the FCS and will join the Sun Belt Conference in 2017. The Chanticleers will become an official FBS member on July 1, 2017.
“We appreciate the opportunity to play Coastal Carolina in a home-and-home series to balance our 2017 and 2018 schedules,” UMass Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford said. “Under Coach Moglia, Coastal Carolina has proven to be a fine FCS program that will soon successfully transition to FBS play in the Sun Belt.”
The addition of Coastal Carolina completes the 2017 football schedule for UMass. Other opponents that season include Mississippi State, USF, Tennessee, and BYU.
UMass is the first known non-conference opponent for Coastal Carolina for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons.