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UPDATE: February 9, 2017::

Winston-Salem State has tweaked its football schedule and it will now include Bowie State, the CIAA Northern Division champion the last two seasons.

The Rams were scheduled to play Catawba at Bowman Gray Stadium on Sept. 9, but Catawba is scheduled to play at VMI, a Football Championship Subdivision school. WSSU released its football schedule two weeks ago and had a game against Catawba during the second week of the season.

Tonia Walker, the athletics director at WSSU, said it was an oversight on her part when the contract was signed in 2015.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State Department of Athletics has announced its 2017 football schedule.


The two-time defending CIAA Champion Rams will play five home games this season at Bowman Gray Stadium, including the Winston-Salem Football Classic.

WSSU will open the season on the road at UNC Pembroke on August 31st.

The Rams  host Catawba in the 2017 Winston-Salem Football Classic, on September 9th, and then will visit the state of Virginia, for two consecutive weeks. WSSU will travel to Richmond to take on Virginia Union University on September 16th, and will return to Petersburg the following week to take on Virginia State University on September 23rd. Winston-Salem State will wrap up September hosting Lincoln University on September 30th.

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Winston-Salem State will host Johnson C. Smith at Bowman Gray Stadium on October 7th, before taking the show on the road for two straight weeks. On October 14th,

WSSU will travel to Raleigh to face the St. Augustine's University Falcons. The following week, WSSU travels to Salisbury, to face the Blue Bears of Livingstone College. The Rams will wrap up October with a home game versus Shaw, for Homecoming 2017.

The month of November will find the Rams at home for Senior Day on the 4th, as WSSU will host the Broncos of Fayetteville State.

The CIAA Championship will be played on November 11th. The site has yet to be announced.

All game times and any television games will be released at a later date.



Winston-Salem State University 2017 Football Schedule

Aug 31 @ UNC Pembroke
Sept 9 Bowie State Winston-Salem Football Classic
Sept 16 @ Virginia Union
Sept 23 @ Virginia State
Sept 30 Lincoln (Pa)
Oct 7 Johnson C. Smith
Oct 14 @ St. Augustine's
Oct 21 @ Livingstone
Oct 28 Shaw Homecoming
Nov 4 Fayetteville State Senior Day
Nov 11 CIAA Championship