Lincoln University, Pa. – Lincoln University of Pennsylvatia has announced its 2018 football schedule.
The Lions, who finished 0-10 overall and 0-7 in CIAA games, will have four home games in 2018 along with six road contests. The 2018 season will be the Lions 11th since reviving the program back in 2008. Football began at Lincoln 124 years ago in 1894 when the Lions played Howard University in the first collegiate football contest between two black colleges in the north.
"We are excited about the upcoming season as we pay homage to over 10 years of football's return to Lincoln University, " said Lincoln Athletic Director Harry Stinson III. "Adding new out of conference opponents and playing a Division I institution gives us more opportunities to showcase our university in the state of Pennsylvania, in our region and in our recruiting areas."
Lincoln will open the season at home with a non-conference contest against the Broncos of Fayetteville State University on Saturday, September 1st. In their last matchup, Fayetteville State defeated the Lions 49-17 in 2015 and is 3-0 lifetime against the Lions.
The following weekend (Sept. 8), the Lions will travel to New Britain, Connecticut to take on Division I FCS institution Central Connecticut State University. The game will be the first matchup between the Blue Devils and the Lions.
On September 15th, Lincoln will close out the non-conference portion of the schedule with a road contest against Clarion University, a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). This will also be Lincoln's first ever contest against Clarion.
The Lions 2018 conference campaign will begin on September 22nd with a road contest against Livingstone College. The Lions will return home for their first CIAA home game of 2018 the following weekend (Sept. 29) when they return to Lions Stadium to host Johnson C. Smith University in the two team's final cross-divisional game.
The CIAA Northern Division slate will start on October 6th at Virginia Union University. The game will be 45th meeting between the two squads dating back to 1916. The Lincoln-Virginia Union series is Lincoln's oldest amongst the current CIAA schools.
Lincoln will return to Lions Stadium for their homecoming game against Elizabeth City State University on Oct. 13 before a road trip to Ettrick, Virginia to face the 2017 CIAA Champions, Virginia State University.
The Lions final home game of the season will be on October 27 when Lincoln hosts Bowie State University. The Lincoln-Bowie State game will be the Lion's Senior Day game.
The regular season will come to an end on November 3rd when the Lions visit Murfreesboro, North Carolina to face Chowan University.
The 2018 Lincoln University Football Schedule
|Sept. 1||Fayetteville State|
|Sept. 8||@ Central Connecticut State|
|Sept. 15||@ Clarion (PA)|
|Sept. 22||@ Livingstone|
|Sept. 29||Johnson C. Smith|
|Oct. 6||@ Virginia Union|
|Oct. 13||Elizabeth City State |
|Oct. 20||@ Virginia State|
|Oct. 27||Bowie State |
|Nov. 3||@ Chowan|