Fritz: Nicholls to round out 2023 Tulane football schedule

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Tulane coach Willie Fritz said Thursday that the final piece of the reigning American Athletic Conference champion Tulane’s 2023 football schedule will be against Nicholls at Yulman Stadium.

The Green Wave already had revealed non-conference home games against South Alabama Sept. 2 and Ole Miss Sept. 9 and a road matchup with Southern Miss Sept. 16. Ole Miss will be the first Southeastern Conference team to play at Yulman.

Speaking on The Current podcast with Green Wave broadcaster Corey Gloor, Fritz revealed that the Colonels will also be the fourth non-conference opponent, likely on Sept. 23, since Nicholls opens conference play the following Saturday at McNeese.

Tulane and Nicholls have met just once previously on the gridiron, a 42-17 Green Wave victory in 2018 at Yulman.

Tulane’s home schedule in The American includes matchups with Tulsa and three new conference members – UTSA, which won the Conference USA title this season, North Texas and UAB. The Green Wave’s road conference matchups are against Memphis, East Carolina and two more conference newcomers, Rice and Florida Atlantic.

Dates for the conference games will likely be announced next month.

Nine of Tulane’s 11 FBS opponents in 2023 played in bowl games.

Tulane is now taking season ticket deposits for 2023. Click here for more info.


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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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