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WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem State University Department of Athletics has announced its 2020 football schedule. The Rams will play an exciting slate of games, including five home games, against some longtime rivals along with a thrilling schedule of Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) games.wssu ram head 17

The Rams will open the season with an exciting line-up of non-conference games. The team will open the season with a familiar foe when they host the UNC Pembroke Braves on September 5th. The two teams have met every season since 2010. The Rams will follow that game by renewing an even older rivalry when they head to Durham, N.C. to take on the North Carolina Central Eagles on Saturday, November 12th. The Rams and the Eagles have not met on the gridiron since WSSU took a 34-27 win in their last trip to Durham on September 11, 2010. The Rams will close out non-conference play when the team hosts the Tuskegee Golden Tigers for homecoming on September 19th.

After a competitive set of non-conference games, the Rams will kick off CIAA play with a pair of cross-divisional games. The Rams will open conference play by hosting the Elizabeth City State Vikings on September 26th. WSSU will then hit the road to take on the Chowan Hawks on October 3rd.

From there, the Rams will begin CIAA Southern Division play. The Rams will open division play on the road when they head to Charlotte, N.C. to take on the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls on October 10th before returning home to take on the Saint Augustine’s Falcons on October 17th. The Rams will also host the Livingstone Blue Bears in a Senior Day game on October 24th. The Rams will wrap up the regular season with a pair of road games with the team heading to Raleigh, N.C. to take on the Shaw Bears on October 31st and head to Fayetteville, N.C. to take on the Broncos on November 14th.

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Football Championship game in scheduled for Saturday, November 14th.


Date Opponent
9/12 at North Carolina Central
9/19 TUSKEGEE (Homecoming)
10/3 at Chowan*
10/10 at Johnson C. Smith*
10/31 at Shaw*
11/7 at Fayetteville State*
11/14 CIAA Football Championship Game

* - Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) game


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