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NC A&T adds LA-Lafayette to football schedule

May 18, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C., -- North Carolina A&T Athletics Director Dee Todd has announced the completion of the Aggies’ 2006 football schedule with the addition of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette to the schedule. The two teams meet each other on the gridiron for the first time on Sept. 23 at Cajun Field. The game is scheduled to start 5 p.m., eastern and 4 p.m., central time.

After never playing a Division I-A opponent before 2004, N.C. A&T will play its second Division I-A opponent in three years. Louisiana Lafayette is a Division I-A school out of the Sun Belt Conference. The Ragin’ Cajuns finished 6-5 overall and finished tied for first in the Sun Belt with a 5-2 mark. They return 15 starters from the 2005 squad.

When the Aggies arrive in Lafayette, La., it will be a homecoming of sorts for head coach Lee Fobbs. Fobbs is a Monroe, La., native and played college football at Grambling (La.).

The trip will also be the Aggies only non-conference road game. The Aggies 11-game schedule includes two non-conference foes ­ Winston-Salem State and Elon ­ visiting Aggie Stadium during the ’06 season. The Rams play in Greensboro on Sept. 2 and the Phoenix make the short trip to Greensboro on Nov. 11.

The Aggies three other home games are against Morgan State on Oct. 7, Howard (Homecoming) on Oct. 21 and Florida A&M on Nov. 4.

They play conference rivals Hampton (Sept. 16), Norfolk State (Sept. 30), Delaware State (Oct. 14) and Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 28) on the road. The Aggies play S.C. State on neutral ground in Charlotte, N.C., to close out the season on Nov. 18.


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