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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:40 pm

Saint Francis releases football schedule

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Defending NAIA national football champion Saint Francis has announced its 2017 schedule, which will mark the 20th season for the program.

Saint Francis (13-1) beat Baker 38-17 in Daytona Beach, Florida in December to win its first national title.

The Cougars will open the regular season against a new opponent, traveling to Jamestown University (North Dakota) on Sept. 2. The home portion starts Sept. 9 against St. Francis of Illinois. 

The traditional rivalry game against 2015 national champion Marian will be on the road Sept 30. 

Spring practice begins Friday, with the annual Blue-Black game at noon April 22.