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PINE BLUFF, Ark.  - 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 lion
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 SWAC 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 gridiron meeting between the Golden Lions and the Aggies.

In its second road trip in the month of September, UAPB will travel to Mississippi to take on Alcorn State at Jack Spinks/Marino Casem Stadium on Sept. 17 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.

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff 2016 Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Stadium
Location
Time
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. 17
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.
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