Tulane completed its 2016 football schedule Thursday with the addition of a home game against Southern and the opening game of a home-and-home series against Massachusetts.
The Green Wave and the Jaguars will play each other for the third time when they meet at Yulman Stadium at a date and time to be determined. Tulane won the first two meetings, which were in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (48-17 in 2001 and 37-19 in 2002).
The 2016 game between the Green Wave and the Minutemen will be played in Gillette Stadium, home of the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Tulane and Massachusetts will meet again in 2022 at Yulman Stadium.
“The addition of UMass, along with the chance to play in Gillette Stadium, will be a fun and accessible game for our northeast fans, while hosting Southern is consistent with our goal of playing an in-state opponent on a regular basis,” Green Wave Athletic Director Rick Dickson said in a statement. “With the schools in such a close proximity, the game should feature a fun and festive atmosphere.”
Southern will open the 2015 season with another in-state game when they travel to Ruston to play Louisiana Tech on Sept. 5.