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JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU 2017 Football Schedule Released

JCSU Announces 2017 Football Schedule

Charlotte, N.C. (March 14, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University has finalized the dates and opponents for the upcoming 2017 football season.

The Golden Bulls, under the direction of third-year head coach Kermit Blount, will host five games inside the friendly confines of the Irwin Belk Complex, including the season opener on Sept. 2 against local rival Wingate.

The following week JCSU will welcome Virginia State to Charlotte for a nonconference game with the Trojans. It marks the first meeting between the longtime CIAA rivals since 2013.

Following the meeting with the Trojans, JCSU will hit the road for the first time, travelling to Orangeburg, S.C. to take on FCS opponent South Carolina State. The meeting marks the first time JCSU and SCSU has faced off since 1998.

The Golden Bulls will then open CIAA play with a road trip to Elizabeth City State on Sept. 23, followed by a home date with Chowan on Sept. 30.

JCSU will then travel to take on the defending CIAA champions in Winston-Salem State on Oct. 7.

The home portion of the schedule concludes with two straight home games, the first on Oct. 14 against CIAA Southern Division foe Fayetteville State and concludes with the annual homecoming game on Oct. 21 against Shaw.

The Golden Bulls will then close out the season on the road, travelling to St. Augustine’s University on Oct. 28 and a trip to Salisbury, N.C. on Nov. 4 to renew the long-standing rivalry with Livingstone in the 7th Annual Commemorative Classic

Game times for those not already listed will be announced at a later date.

2017 JCSU Football Schedule

Date                      Opponent                                                           Site                                                                                        Time
Sept. 2                  Wingate                                                              Charlotte, N.C. (Irwin Belk Complex)                      TBA
Sept. 9                  Virginia St.                                                          Charlotte, N.C. (Irwin Belk Complex)                      TBA
Sept. 16                at South Carolina St.                                       Orangeburg, S.C. (Oliver C. Dawson Stadium)       6:00 p.m.
Sept. 23                at Elizabeth City St.*                                       Elizabeth City, N.C. (Roebuck Stadium)                   TBA
Sept. 30                Chowan*                                                             Charlotte, N.C. (Irwin Belk Complex)                      TBA
Oct. 7                    at Winston-Salem St.*                                    Winston-Salem, N.C. (Bowman Gray Stadium)     TBA
Oct. 14                  Fayetteville St.*                                               Charlotte, N.C. (Irwin Belk Complex)                      TBA
Oct. 21                  Shaw*  (Homecoming)                                 Charlotte, N.C. (Irwin Belk Complex)                      1:00 p.m.
Oct. 28                  at St. Augustine’s*                                          Raleigh, N.C. (George Williams Complex)               TBA
Nov. 4                   at Livingstone* (Comm. Classic)                 Salisbury, N.C. (Alumni Memorial Stadium)           TBA

Nov. 11                 CIAA Championship                                        TBA                                                                                        TBA

Home games in bold
* denotes CIAA games

K.C. Culler

Sports Information Director | University Communications and Marketing

Johnson C. Smith University

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