TUSKEGEE, Ala. – The Tuskegee University athletic department released the 2016 football schedule today, a schedule that features three homes games and three neutral site games.
The Golden Tigers, the defending HSRN Division II HBCU National Champions and a NCAA Division II playoff quarterfinalist, will open the season on the road against Clark Atlanta on September 3. The Golden Tigers will face another SIAC opponent in week two , facing another SIAC opponent in Albany State in the third annual Whitewater Classic held in Phenix City on September 10.
Tuskegee will face a familiar opponent in week three of the season, but for the first time since 1996. The Golden Tigers will hit the road to face FCS-member Florida A&M University, a former SIAC opponent. The Golden Tigers and Florida A&M have met 44 times in school history, with the Rattlers holding a 27-15-2 advantage in the series. The game will be played in Mobile, Ala. as one of the three neutral site games on September 17.
The Golden Tigers will make their first appearance at Cleve L. Abbott Memorial Alumni against Lane College in their SIAC West Division opener. The game will be the first of back-to-back home games for Tuskegee, kicking off on September 24. Tuskegee remains at home, the following week, facing UNC-Pembroke in non-conference action on October 1.
The final neutral site game will take place in Columbus, Ga. At A.J. McClung Memorial Alumni Stadium when the Golden Tigers face Morehouse College on October 8. It will mark the 81st meeting between the two schools in Columbus, and the 100th meeting overall between the two in which Tuskegee leads the all-time series 70-28-7.
Following a bye week on October 15 – the week usually reserved for Stillman College – the Golden Tigers finish off the season with three consecutive conference games.
The Golden Tigers will celebrate their 92nd annual homecoming on October 22 against SIAC West Division foe Kentucky State University, before hitting the road for their final two regular season contests of the season.
Tuskegee travels north to face a pair of SIAC West Division opponents beginning with Central State University on October 29, and closing out the regular season on the road against Miles College November 5.
Kickoff times will be announced at a later date.
Courtesy: Tuskegee Athletics