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Head coach Tim Rebowe meets with all football players post practice on August 22.

What to know about tomorrow’s opponent, the UIW Cardinals

September 16, 2016

The Nicholls State University (0-1, 0-0 SLC) football team returns home this weekend to take on the University of the Incarnate Word (1-1, 1-0 SLC) for a highly anticipated conference game set for 3 p.m. on Saturday at John L. Guidry Stadium.

Here are some things you need to know about the opponent heading into the game:

 

  • The University of the Incarnate Word is a private university located in San Antonio and Alamo Heights, Texas.

 

  • UIW has about 10,000 students and their mascot is the Cardinal.

 

  • The name of the Cardinals’ football stadium in San Antonio is Benson Stadium, which is named after New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner, Tom Benson.

 

  • UIW assembled its first football team in 2009 and the Cardinals moved into Division I play after joining the Southland Conference in 2013.

 

  • Prior to joining SLC, UIW was a member of the Division II Lone Star Conference.

 

  • Saturday will be the third meeting between UIW and Nicholls, with the Cardinals owning a 2-0 record against the Colonels.

 

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