More evidence: Long Beach will also play
The North Carolina game is especially notable, though, because the Tar Heels will be coming to the Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus Nov. 16.
North Carolina was ranked sixth in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll last season. Syracuse was fifth and Ohio State third.
But tough nonconference schedules are nothing new for Monson and Long Beach. Last season, the 49ers played eight games against
Long Beach, defending champion of the
Long Beach plays at USC on Nov. 13, at Arizona on Nov. 19, at Syracuse on Dec. 6, at Ohio State on Dec. 8 and at UCLA on Dec. 18.