Elon Sets Game Times for 2017 Football Slate

ELON, N.C. – Elon University Athletics today announced game times for all 11 of its contests on the 2017 schedule. Also announced are the road games at which the Phoenix Club will be hosting tailgates.

The Phoenix will open its 2017 campaign with a 7 p.m. kick at Toledo on Thursday, August 31. Elon will remain on the road in week two, playing at former Southern Conference rival Furman in a 1 p.m. game on Saturday, Sept. 9. The trip to Furman will also mark the first Phoenix Club tailgate of the year.

After two weeks on the road, Elon will return to Rhodes Stadium, as the Phoenix faithful will get their first chance to see new coach Curt Cignetti’s squad at home. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Phoenix hosts Charleston Southern at 6 p.m. At halftime, the newest members of the Elon Sports Hall of Fame will be recognized in an on-field ceremony.

CAA Football action gets underway the next weekend when Elon visits Richmond for a 6 p.m. game on Sept. 23. The Phoenix Club will once again be hosting a tailgate prior to the game against the Spiders.

The following two weeks see the maroon and gold back at Rhodes Stadium with league bouts against Albany on Sept. 30 and William & Mary on Oct. 7. Both games will kick off at 2 p.m. The Oct. 7 date with the Tribe will also be part of Elon’s Family Weekend festivities.

Following a bye week, Elon hits the road for games on Oct. 21 and 28. The first of the two will see the Phoenix take on the Rhode Island Rams at noon, while the later will have Elon at Villanova at 3:30 p.m. The Phoenix Club will be hosting a tailgate event at Villanova.

Elon will play two of its final three regular season games at home in 2017. On Nov. 4, the Phoenix welcomes Towson to Rhodes Stadium for a 2 p.m. Homecoming contest. After a 2 p.m. game at New Hampshire on Nov. 11, the maroon and gold closes the campaign with a 12 p.m. tilt with defending national champion James Madison.

Season tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at elonphoenix.com or by calling 336-278-6750. More information and registration information for the Phoenix Club tailgate events can be found HERE.

2017 Elon Football Schedule
Aug. 31 at Toledo (7 p.m.)
Sept. 9 at Furman (1 p.m.)
Sept. 16 vs. Charleston Southern (6 p.m.)
Sept. 23 at Richmond* (6 p.m.)
Sept. 30 vs. Albany* (2 p.m.)
Oct. 7 vs. William & Mary* (2 p.m.)
Oct. 21 at Rhode Island* (12 p.m.)
Oct. 28 at Villanova* (3:30 p.m.)
Nov. 4 vs. Towson* (2 p.m.)
Nov. 11 at New Hampshire* (2 p.m.)
Nov. 18 vs. James Madison* (12 p.m.)
* CAA Football game