DENTON, Texas The University of North Texas and Louisiana State University, along with the cooperation of the University of Louisiana-Monroe and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, have reached an agreement to reschedule their football game originally planned for Sept. 3.
The game was postponed when Baton Rouge and LSU became staging grounds for the relief and recovery effort of Hurricane Katrina.
The change will require North Texas to play at LSU on Oct. 29, when it was originally scheduled to host Louisiana-Monroe in Denton. The game against Louisiana-Monroe will now be played on Nov. 19, which was originally an open date for the Mean Green.
“Because of the cooperation of our president Dr. Norval Pohl along with Dr. James Cofer at Louisiana-Monroe and Dr. Wayne Andrepont at Louisiana-Lafayette we were able to come to an amicable resolution with the administration at LSU,” Athletic Director Rick Villarreal said. “Bobby Staub at Louisiana-Monroe and David Walker at Louisiana-Lafayette were also very instrumental in the effort. I would also like to thank our head coach Darrell Dickey who has supported this process through a very difficult time for everyone.”
With Louisiana-Monroe coming to Denton on Nov. 19, it was forced to reschedule its game with Louisiana-Lafayette, which will now be played on Nov. 26. North Texas will have to move its homecoming that was scheduled for the Oct. 29 game.
“I am pleased that the three Sun Belt schools could come to the aid of LSU at a time when it faces many difficulties,”North Texas President Dr. Norval Pohl said. “I applaud the effort of Athletic Director Rick Villarreal and his counterparts to bring this to a workable solution.”
Revised North Texas Football Schedule
Sept. 10 at Middle Tennessee
Sept. 17 Tulsa
Sept. 24 at Kansas State
Oct. 4 Troy (ESPN2)
Oct. 15 at Florida International
Oct. 22 at Louisiana Tech
Oct. 29 at LSU
Nov. 5 Louisiana-Lafayette
Nov. 12 at Florida Atlantic
Nov. 19 Louisiana-Monroe
Nov. 26 Arkansas State