Alabama schedules La.-Monroe for 2015

February, 19, 2014
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It took nearly a decade, but the University of Alabama will prepare for a rematch with Louisiana-Monroe, the scrappy non-BCS program that notably upset the Crimson Tide at home in 2007. A source told ESPN that Alabama has come to an agreement to host Louisiana-Monroe on Sept. 26, 2015.

The Tuscaloosa News was first to report the scheduled game.

Alabama is currently scheduled to open the 2015 season against Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas. The Tide has an open date the following weekend and would follow that with the home date with Louisiana-Monroe. The last time the Warhawks came to Tuscaloosa, Ala., they upset the Crimson Tide 21-14 on Nov. 17, 2007, a moment that served as a low point in coach Nick Saban's first season.

The details of the contract were not made available. Alabama paid Colorado State $1.5 million for a home game last season and Southern Miss will reportedly receive $1.4 million for its Sept. 13 trip to Tuscaloosa this coming season.

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Alabama/SEC reporter

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