On Tuesday both Tulane and UAB announced that they will play a home-and-home series beginning in 2018 and 2021. The first game will take place on Sept. 15, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama while the second game is set for Sept. 25, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This will be the first time since Oct. 27, 2012 that the two former C-USA rivals have played each other. In that game the Green Wave defeated the Blazers in a shootout 55-45.
In a statement released by Blazers head coach Bill Clark, he talks about the excitement surrounding the renewed rivalry.
"Regionally, this is a great game that both fan bases will be able to travel for," he said. "This is in the recruiting radius of both schools so it should be a great series."
Furthermore, this will be a great opportunity for the Blazers as the 2018 season will be their second season playing football since their hiatus in 2015. Also on their 2018 non-conference schedule they will be traveling to Kyle Field to take on Texas A&M.
However, for Tulane the 2018 game with UAB, replaces the first game of their home-and-home series with Georgia Tech. According to Green Wave athletic director Troy Dannen, the two schools couldn't reach an agreement as Tulane had a one-game agreement with Ohio State earlier that season.