In 1995, the University of Central Arkansas Bears football team played in seven road games, which stood as the most for 24 years, according to last year’s UCA football media guide.
The Bears have played at least six road games every year since but never reached seven until this year.
UCA may not feel wanderlust, but it will get its fair share of travel in this upcoming season.
This year, the Bears will play at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Clarksville, Tennessee; Manoa, Hawaii; Thibodaux, Louisiana; Natchitoches, Louisiana; Beaumont, Texas and San Antonio, Texas.
While most of the travel is in surrounding states, the trip to Hawaii will of course be a long one.
The trip will obviously have to be made through air travel and its one that UCA has made before in 2009, where the Bears were on the losing end of a 25-20 loss to Hawaii.
The Bears face Hawaii on Sept. 21.
According to Google Maps, the flight will take at least 10 hours and is roughly 4,000 miles away from Conway.
That same year, UCA also made the 434-mile trip to Kentucky with the Bears coming away with a 28-7 win.
This year, UCA will also take the trip to Bowling Green for the season opener on Aug. 29, where it will face a familiar face for Arkansas fans as former Razorback Ty Storey has a good shot to take snaps as the eldest player in the quarterback room.
The second week of the season, the Bears travel about 366 miles to north-central Tennessee to Austin Peay in Clarksville.
This is the first time UCA has played AP since 1975 where the Bears won 14-13.
After the Hawaii trip, UCA gets a bye before traveling 440 miles to Thibodaux, Louisiana, in southeastern Louisiana.
The following week, the Bears play host to McNeese State before heading 313 south to Natchitoches, Louisiana, to play Northwestern State University.
Another home game against Sam Houston State in week nine before a 434-mile trip to Beaumont, Texas, in the penultimate road trip of the season in a contest against Lamar, University.
A pair of home games against Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin will provide a two-week break from travel for UCA before the Bears take their second longest road trip of the year when it heads to San Antonio on a 613-mile trip for the final regular season game against the University of the Incarnate Word.
Though the Bears have one more road trip than they have in the past, the season shouldn’t lack excitement.