Coming off its best season since joining Division I-A, ULM announced the 2008 football schedule on Monday featuring six home dates.
"We are excited about the upcoming season and we feel like this schedule gives us a chance to be successful," ULM head coach Charlie Weatherbie said.
The Warhawks open the season on August 30 at perennial Southeastern Conference power Auburn. ULM continues its tour of the SEC West Division with a home game against Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 6.
"Our guys are going to have a lot of confidence heading into those opening two games," Weatherbie said. "Anytime you beat a team out of the SEC, especially the caliber of a program like Alabama, it's going to give you that extra boost of confidence when you take on teams like that again."
ULM stunned the nation last season defeating Alabama 21-14 in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Nov.17.
Sept. 13 marks the first game of the season in Malone Stadium as the Warhawks welcome Alabama A&M to town.
ULM heads down to New Orleans, La., on Sept. 20 for a showdown with Tulane in the Louisiana Superdome. It is just the second meeting between the two schools with the first coming in 2002.
Following an off week, ULM opens the Sun Belt Conference schedule with four of its first five league games at home. The slate starts with in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette on Oct. 4 in Malone Stadium. The Warhawks have won five of the last six meetings between the two state schools.
"It's always nice to have a lot of home games early on in the season," Weatherbie said. "The fans have a great opportunity to come out and enjoy some nice weather and give us a great home field advantage."
A trip to Jonesboro, Ark., for a game with Arkansas State on Oct. 11 splits up the homestand.
Following the game against the newly named Red Wolves, the Warhawks host North Texas on Oct. 17. Defending Sun Belt Champion Florida Atlantic visits Malone Stadium on Oct. 25 and Troy closes out the home portion of the 2008 schedule on Nov. 1.
The Warhawks begin spring practice on Friday with three dates before taking off for spring break. The team will hold their annual Maroon & Gold Game at noon on Saturday, April 19 in Malone Stadium.
2008 ULM Football Schedule
Aug. 30 at Auburn
Sept. 6 ARKANSAS (Little Rock)
Sept. 13 ALABAMA A&M
Sept. 20 at Tulane
Oct. 4 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE
Oct. 11 at Arkansas State
Oct. 18 NORTH TEXAS
Oct. 25 FLORIDA ATLANTIC
Nov. 1 TROY
Nov. 8 at Middle Tennessee
Nov. 15 at Ole Miss
Nov. 22 at Florida International
Spring Practice Schedule (Dates & times subject to change)
Friday, March 14 -- 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 15 -- 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 18 -- 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 1 -- 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 3 -- 3:45 p.m.
Friday, April 4 -- 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 5 (Scrimmage) -- TBA
Tuesday, April 8 -- 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 10 -- 3:45 p.m.
Friday, April 11 -- 3:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 (Scrimmage) --
Tuesday, April 15 -- 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 17 -- 3:45 p.m.
Friday, April 18 -- 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 (Spring Game) – Noon