PINE BLUFF, Arkansas --- The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Athletics has announced its 2016 football schedule, an 11-game schedule with five games in the state of Arkansas, including four in Pine Bluff and one game potentially in Little Rock.
The month of September will feature two home contests and two road contests for the Golden Lions.
UAPB will open its 2016 campaign against Tennessee State on Saturday, Sept. 3 in the annual Big John Merritt Classic in Nashville, Tenn. at Nissan Stadium, the home the NFL's Tennessee Titans. The last time the Golden Lions and Tigers squared off against each other was in 2012, UAPB's championship season.
The following week, on Saturday, Sept. 10, UAPB will welcome Oklahoma Panhandle State to Golden Lion Stadium in a 6 p.m. kickoff for its home opener. This will be the first-ever meeting between the Golden Lions and the Aggies on the gridiron.
In its second road trip in the month of September, UAPB will travel to Alcorn State, Miss. to take on Alcorn State at Jack Spinks/Marino Casem Stadium on Sept. 15 in a Thursday night special contest.
The Golden Lions will close out the month of September against Jackson State, tentatively at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
For the month of October, UAPB will make trips to Alabama and Louisiana and host its annual homecoming game during the month as well.
The Golden Lions will kick off the month with a trip to Montgomery, Ala. for a Saturday, October 1 matchup against Alabama State at New Hornet Stadium. This is the first time in two seasons that UAPB will not face ASU on a Thursday night.
Two weeks later, the Golden Lions will take on Alabama A&M on Saturday, Oct. 15 in its annual homecoming game at Golden Lion Stadium with a 2:30 p.m. start.
UAPB will make back-to-back trips to Louisiana with the Golden Lions facing Southern on Oct. 22 at A.W. Mumford Stadium in Baton Rouge and Grambling State on Oct. 29 at Eddie Robinson Stadium in Grambling.
The Golden Lions will close out the 2016 regular-season with three games in the month of November. UAPB will face Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 5 at Golden Lion Stadium in Pine Bluff at 2:30 p.m. before traveling to Houston to take on Texas Southern on Nov. 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium at 2 p.m. The regular-season ends against Prairie View A&M in the Golden Lions' annual Senior and Church Day game in Pine Bluff at 2:30 p.m.
|Sept. 3||at Tennessee State||Nissan||Nashville, Tenn.||6 p.m.|
|Sept. 10||Oklahoma Panhandle State||Golden Lion||Pine Bluff, Ark.||6 p.m.|
|Sept. 15||at Alcorn State*||Jack Spinks/Marino Casem||Alcorn State, Miss.||TBA|
|Sept. 24||vs. Jackson State*||War Memorial+||Little Rock, Ark.+||4 p.m.|
|Oct. 1||at Alabama State*||New Hornet||Montgomery, Ala.||2 p.m.|
|Oct. 15||Alabama A&M* (Homecoming)||Golden Lion||Pine Bluff, Ark.||2:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 22||at Southern*||A.W. Mumford||Baton Rouge, La.||4 p.m.|
|Oct. 29||at Grambling State*||Eddie Robinson||Grambling, La.||TBA|
|Nov. 5||Miss. Valley State*||Golden Lion||Pine Bluff, Ark.||2:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 12||at Texas Southern*||BBVA Compass||Houston, Texas||2 p.m.|
|Nov. 19||Prairie View A&M*||Golden Lion||Pine Bluff, Ark.||2:30 p.m.|
*Denotes Southwestern Athletic Conference games
+Tentative Site for this game
All home games at Golden Lion Stadium are in bold
All times and dates are subject to change
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