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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:40 pm

Saint Francis releases football schedule


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.