Saturday, February 4, 2017

Shaw Bears Announces 2017 Football Schedule

RALEIGH, North Carolina -- Shaw University Athletics released its 2017 football schedule on Wednesday evening during the official signing day celebration in the Willie E. Gary Student Center. The Bears slate is highlighted with a game at Division I FCS North Carolina Central and matchups with Division II institutions that include the University of New Haven and Malone.

Shaw will have five homes contests this year, including its season opener against Northeast-10 Conference (NE10) member New Haven on Saturday, Sept. 2 The Bears will then travel to Durham for its first meeting with NCCU for the first time since 2006 on Sept. 9.

The following week (Sept. 16) will put the Bears back at home with a contest versus Malone, a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC) for the first time ever in program history.

The Bears begin Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play with a road contest at Bowie State (Sept. 30) before returning home to host Elizabeth City State on Sept. 30. Shaw will start division action at Fayetteville State on Oct. 7, followed by a home contest with Livingstone on Oct. 14.

Sep. 02New Haven1:00 PM
Sep. 09at North Carolina Central6:00 PM
Sep. 16Malone4:00 PM
Sep. 23at Bowie State *TBA
Sep. 30Elizabeth City State *TBA
Oct. 07at Fayetteville State * ^1:00 PM
Oct. 14Livingstone * ^1:00 PM
Oct. 21at Johnson C. Smith * ^1:00 PM
Oct. 28at Winston-Salem State * ^TBA
Nov. 04Saint Augustine's ^12:00 PM
* Conference 
^ Division  
Bold: Home event

Shaw will take part in a two-game road skid on Oct. 21 at Johnson C. Smith and Winston-Salem State (Oct. 28).

Cross-town rival Saint Augustine's will provide opposition to the Bears in this year's homecoming test. The game is scheduled for Nov. 4 at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

Shaw is coming off a 2-8 finish and 2-5 record in the CIAA under first year head coach Adrian Jones. The Bears closed out the season with a 35-32 victory over Saint Augustine's for the first annual Raleigh Classic. In addition, Shaw had five players receive All-CIAA Conference honors, two named to the All-Rookie Team and one CIAA Rookie of the Year.

All home football games are played at Durham County Memorial Stadium located on 750 Stadium Drive, Durham, NC 27704.

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