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  • 2024 Non-Conference Games

    I thought that the thread Inkblot made on this last year was very helpful in organizing all the non-conference dates into one thread, so with his blessing I picked it up for this year. Feel free to add on with anything you may know!

    Week Zero openings aren't listed, as any openings listed here could theoretically be reworked into a Week Zero game.

    ===Super Region 1===
    ==G-MAC==
    2 non-conference openings per team.
    Ashland: [W1] vs. IUP, [W2] @ Ferris State
    Findlay: [W1] @ Truman, [W2] @ Wayne State (MI)
    Hillsdale: [W1] vs. Indianapolis, [W2] @ Michigan Tech
    Kentucky Wesleyan: [W1] vs. Northern Michigan, [W2] vs. William Jewell
    Lake Erie: [W1] @ Ferris State, [W2] vs. Post
    Northwood: [W1] @ Gannon, [W2] vs. Saginaw Valley State
    Ohio Dominican: [W1] @ Seton Hill, [W2] @ Winston-Salem State
    Thomas More: [W1] vs. Davenport, [W2] vs. Kentucky Christian (NAIA)
    Tiffin: [W1] vs. Wayne State (MI), [W2] @ Lenoir-Rhyne
    Walsh: [W0] @ West Liberty, [W1] vs. Wheeling

    ==MEC==
    2 non-conference openings per team.
    Charleston: [W0] @ Tusculum, [W1] vs. California (PA)
    Concord: [W1] vs. Bluefield State, [W2] vs. UVA Wise
    Fairmont State: [W0] vs. Seton Hill, [W1] @ Bloomsburg
    Frostburg State: [W1] vs. Millersville, [W4] @ Mercyhurst (FCS)
    Glenville State: [W0] @ Emory & Henry, [W1] vs. Lock Haven
    UNC Pembroke: [W0] vs. Wingate, [W1] @ Fayetteville State
    West Liberty: [W0] vs. Walsh, [W1] vs. Limestone
    West Virginia State: [W1] @ Barton, [W2] vs. Carson-Newman
    West Virginia Wesleyan: [W0] @ Post, [W3] @ Duquesne (FCS)
    Wheeling: [W0] vs. Mercyhurst (FCS), [W1] @ Walsh

    ==NE-10==
    3 non-conference openings per team.
    American International: [W1] vs. Shippensburg, [W2] OPEN, [W4] vs. Ferris State
    Assumption: [W1] @ Kutztown, [W2] @ Franklin Pierce (non-con), [W3] OPEN
    Bentley:
    [W1] @ West Chester, [W2] @ Saint Anselm (non-con), [W9] OPEN
    Franklin Pierce: [W1] Bryant (FCS), [W2] vs. Assumption (non-con), [W5] OPEN
    New Haven: [W1] @ Slippery Rock, [W2] @ Pace (non-con), [W6] OPEN
    Pace: [W1] vs. East Stroudsburg, [W2] vs. New Haven (non-con), [W7] OPEN
    Post: [W0] vs. West Virginia Wesleyan, [W2] @ Lake Erie, [One of W1 or W11] OPEN
    Saint Anselm: [W1] @ Sacred Heart (FCS), [W2] vs. Bentley (non-con), [W8] OPEN
    Southern Connecticut: [W1] vs. Shepherd, [W2] OPEN, [W10] OPEN

    ==PSAC==
    1 non-conference opening per team, plus Mercyhurst date for teams that were planned to play them.
    ===West Division===
    California: [W1] @ Charleston, [W9] OPEN
    Clarion: [W0] @ Millersville (non-con), [W1] vs. Lincoln (PA)
    Edinboro: [W1] @ Robert Morris (FCS), [W3] vs. Bloomsburg (non-con)
    Gannon: [W1] vs. Northwood, [W7] OPEN
    IUP: [W1] @ Ashland, [W10] OPEN
    Seton Hill: [W0] @ Fairmont State, [​​W1] vs. Ohio Dominican
    Slippery Rock: [W1] vs. New Haven, [W8] OPEN
    ===East Division===
    Bloomsburg: [W1] vs. Fairmont State, [W3] @ Edinboro (non-con)
    East Stroudsburg: [W1] @ Pace
    Kutztown: [W1] vs. Assumption
    Lock Haven: [W1] @ Glenville State
    Millersville: [W0] vs. Clarion (non-con), [W1] @ Frostburg State
    Shepherd: [W1] @ Southern Connecticut
    Shippensburg: [W1] @ American International
    West Chester: [W1] vs. Bentley, [W11] OPEN

    ===Super Region 2===
    ==CIAA==
    2 non-conference openings per team, plus St. Augs date for teams that were planned to play them.
    Bluefield State: [W0] vs. Winston-Salem State (non-con), [W1] @ Concord, [W2] @ Emory & Henry
    Bowie State: [W1] @ Lenoir-Rhyne, [W2] vs. Davenport
    Elizabeth City State: [W0] @ Shaw (non-con), [W1] vs. Chowan, [W2] @ Erskine
    Fayetteville State: [W1] vs. UNC-Pembroke, [W2] @ Valdosta State, [W7] OPEN
    Johnson C. Smith: [W0] vs. Tuskegee, [W1] @ Morehouse, [W2] vs. Lincoln (PA) (non-con)
    Lincoln (PA): [W1] @ Clarion, [W2] @ Johnson C. Smith (non-con), [W5] @ Morgan State (FCS)
    Livingstone: [W1] OPEN, [W2] vs. Allen, [W8] OPEN
    Shaw: [W0] vs. Elizabeth City State (non-con), [W1] @ Albany State, [W2] vs. Catawba
    Virginia State: [W0] vs. Benedict, [W1] @ Norfolk State (FCS)
    Virginia Union: [W0] @ Kentucky State, [W1] @ Hampton (FCS)
    Winston-Salem State: [W0] @ Bluefield State (non-con), [W1] @ North Carolina A&T (FCS), [W2] vs. Ohio Dominican

    ==GSC==
    3 non-conference openings per team, plus Shorter (in most cases).
    Chowan: [W1] @ Elizabeth City State, [W2] vs. Barton, [W3] OPEN, [W6] vs. Shorter
    Delta State: [W0] @ Mars Hill, [W1] vs. Missouri S&T, [W2] @ Wingate, [W3] vs. Fort Valley State
    Erskine: [W0] vs. St. Andrews (NAIA), [W1] vs. Presbyterian (FCS), [W2] vs. Elizabeth City State, [W11] vs. Shorter
    Mississippi College: [W1] @ Shorter, [W2] vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, [W9] OPEN, [W10] vs. Northeastern State
    North Greenville: [W1] vs. Keiser (NAIA), [W2] @ The Citadel (FCS), [W4] vs. Shorter, [W5] @ Benedict
    Valdosta State: [W0] vs. Albany State, [W1] @ Newberry, [W2] vs. Fayetteville State, [W5] @ Shorter
    West Alabama: [W0] vs. Miles, [W1] vs. Tusculum, [W2] vs. Limestone, [W10] @ Shorter
    West Florida: [W1] vs. McKendree, [W2] OPEN, [W4] @ Grand Valley State, [W8] vs. Shorter

    ==SAC==
    2 non-conference openings per team.
    ===Mountain Division===
    Anderson: [W1] vs. St. Andrews (NAIA), [W2] vs. LaGrange (NAIA)
    Carson-Newman: [W0] vs. Reinhardt (NAIA), [W2] @ West Virginia State
    Emory & Henry: [W0] vs. Glenville State, [W2] vs. Bluefield State
    Mars Hill: [W0] vs. Delta State, [One of W1 or W2] OPEN
    Tusculum: [W0] vs. Charleston, [W1] @ West Alabama
    UVA Wise: [W1] @ East Tennessee State (FCS), [W2] @ Concord
    ===Piedmont Division===
    Barton: [W1] vs. West Virginia State, [W2] @ Chowan
    Catawba: [W1] @ Davidson (FCS), [W2] @ Shaw
    Lenoir-Rhyne: [W1] vs. Bowie State, [W2] vs. Tiffin
    Limestone: [W1] @ West Liberty, [W2] @ West Alabama
    Newberry: [W1] vs. Valdosta State, [W2] vs. Keiser (NAIA)
    Wingate: [W0] @ UNC-Pembroke, [W2] vs. Delta State

    ==SIAC==
    2 non-conference openings per team.
    Albany State: [W0] @ Valdosta State, [W1] vs. Shaw
    Allen: [W2] @ Livingstone, [W3] vs. Point (NAIA)
    Benedict: [W0] vs. Virginia State, [W5] vs. North Greenville
    Central State: [W0] @ Morehead State (FCS), [W1] @ Grand Valley State
    Clark Atlanta: [W2] @ Florida Memorial (NAIA), [W3] @ Bethune-Cookman (FCS)
    Edward Waters: [W1] @ Florida Memorial (NAIA), [W2] @ Alcorn State (FCS)
    Fort Valley State: [W3] @ Delta State, [W7] vs. South Carolina State (FCS)
    Kentucky State: [W0] vs. Virginia Union, [W1] @ Alabama A&M (FCS)
    Lane: [W1] @ Jackson State (FCS), [W10] @ Lincoln (MO)
    Miles: [W0] @ West Alabama, [W1] @ Alabama State (FCS)
    Morehouse: [W1] vs. Johnson C. Smith, [W2] vs. Howard (FCS)
    Savannah State: [W1] @ Southern (FCS), [W6] vs. Lincoln (CA) (unaffiliated)
    Tuskegee: [W0] @ Johnson C. Smith, [W1] @ Grambling State (FCS)

    ===Independent===
    Shorter: [W2] vs. Webber International (NAIA), [W3] @ Warner (NAIA), [W7] @ West Georgia (FCS), [W9] vs. Virginia-Lynchburg (unaffiliated). Refer to GSC section for all other weeks.

    ===Super Region 3===
    ==GAC==
    Silo scheduling-- no open dates.

    ==GLIAC==
    4 non-conference openings per team.
    Davenport: [W1] @ Thomas More, [W2] @ Bowie State, [W3] vs. Central Missouri, [W4] @ William Jewell
    Ferris State: [W0] @ Pittsburg State, [W1] vs. Lake Erie, [W2] vs. Ashland, [W4] @ American International
    Grand Valley State: [W1] vs. Central State, [W2] @ CSU-Pueblo, [W3] vs. Wisconsin-La Crosse (D3), [W4] vs. West Florida
    Michigan Tech: [W0] @ Bemidji State, [W1] vs. South Dakota Mines, [W2] vs. Hillsdale, [W3] @ Wisconsin-Oshkosh (D3)
    Northern Michigan: [W0] vs. Minnesota-Duluth, [W1] @ Kentucky Wesleyan, [W2] @ Wisconsin-La Crosse (D3), [W3] vs. Alma (D3)
    Roosevelt: [W1] OPEN, [W2] vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (D3), [W3] @ Valparaiso (FCS), [W4] @ Campbellsville (NAIA)
    Saginaw Valley State: [W1] @ Winona State, [W2] @ Northwood, [W3] vs. Truman, [W4] @ Indianapolis
    Wayne State (MI): [W1] @ Tiffin, [W2] vs. Findlay, [W3] vs. Indianapolis, [W4] @ Truman

    ==GLVC==
    3 non-conference openings per team.
    Indianapolis: [W1] @ Hillsdale, [W3] @ Wayne State (MI), [W4] vs. Saginaw Valley State
    Lincoln (MO): [W5] vs. Lincoln (CA) (unaffiliated), [W6] @ Northeastern State, [W10] vs. Lane
    McKendree: [W1] @ West Florida, [W3] vs. MSU-Moorhead, [W4] @ Western Illinois (FCS)
    Missouri S&T: [W0] @ Wayne State (NE), [W1] @ Delta State, [W2] vs. Lincoln (CA) (unaffiliated)
    Quincy: [W0] @ Drake (FCS), [W8] vs. Westgate Christian (unaffiliated), [W11] @ Missouri Western
    Southwest Baptist: [W1] @ Black Hills State, [W2] vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (NAIA), [W7] OPEN
    Truman:
    [W1] vs. Findlay, [W3] @ Saginaw Valley State, [W4] vs. Wayne State (MI)
    Upper Iowa: [W0] @ Butler (FCS), [W1] vs. Concordia-St. Paul, [W2] @ South Dakota Mines
    William Jewell: [W0] @ Fort Lewis, [W2] @ Kentucky Wesleyan, [W4] vs. Davenport

    ==MIAA==
    1 non-conference opening per team, plus Northeastern State (in most cases)
    Central Missouri: [W1] vs. Northeastern State, [W3] @ Davenport
    Central Oklahoma: [W1] vs. Langston (NAIA), [W7] @ Northeastern State
    Emporia State: [W1] vs. Angelo State, [W5] vs. Northeastern State
    Fort Hays State: [W0] vs. Angelo State, [W3] vs. Northeastern State
    Missouri Southern: [W0] @ Midwestern State, [W4] @ Northeastern State
    Missouri Western: [W0] @ Northeastern State, [W11] vs. Quincy
    Nebraska-Kearney: [W0] @ Chadron State, [W5] @ Southwest Minnesota State
    Northwest Missouri: [W0] vs. Minnesota State, [W9] vs. Northeastern State
    Pittsburg State: [W0] vs. Ferris State, [W4] OPEN
    Washburn:
    [W2] vs. Colorado Mines, [W11] @ Northeastern State

    ==Independent==
    Northeastern State: Known open dates are one of Weeks 2 or 8. Filled dates are in MIAA section, save for [W6] vs. Lincoln (MO) and [W10] @ Mississippi College.

    ===Super Region 4===
    ==LSC==
    2 non-conference openings per team.
    Angelo State: [W0] @ Fort Hays State, [W1] @ Emporia State
    Central Washington: [W1] @ San Diego (FCS), [W2] @ Colorado Mesa
    Eastern New Mexico: [W0] @ New Mexico Highlands, [W1] vs. Sul Ross State (non-con)
    Midwestern State: [W0] vs. Missouri Southern, [W1] @ Western Colorado
    Sul Ross State: [W1] @ Eastern New Mexico (non-con), [W2] vs. Wayland Baptist (NAIA)
    Texas A&M-Kingsville: [W0] vs. Colorado Mesa, [W2] @ Mississippi College
    UTPB: [W1] @ CSU-Pueblo, [W2] vs. Adams State
    West Texas A&M: [W1] @ Colorado Mines, [W2] vs. Western Colorado
    Western New Mexico: [W1] @ Adams State, [W2] vs. New Mexico Highlands
    Western Oregon: [W1] @ Idaho State (FCS), [W2] @ Cal Poly (FCS)

    ==NSIC==
    1 non-conference opening per team.
    Augustana: [W2] @ South Dakota State (FCS)
    Bemidji State: [W0] vs. Michigan Tech
    Concordia-St. Paul: [W1] @ Upper Iowa
    Mary: [W0] vs. Jamestown (NAIA)
    Minnesota Duluth: [W0] @ Northern Michigan
    Minnesota State: [W0] @ Northwest Missouri
    Minot State: [W0] vs. Valley City State (NAIA)
    MSU-Moorhead: [W3] @ McKendree
    Northern State: [W0] @ South Dakota (FCS)
    Sioux Falls: [W0] @ St. Thomas (FCS)
    Southwest Minnesota State: [W5] vs. Nebraska-Kearney
    Wayne State (NE): [W0] vs. Missouri S&T
    Winona State: [W1] vs. Saginaw Valley State

    ==RMAC==
    2 non-conference openings per team.
    Adams State: [W1] vs. Western New Mexico, [W2] @ UTPB
    Black Hills State: [W1] vs. Southwest Baptist, [W2] @ St. Thomas (FCS)
    Chadron State: [W0] vs. Nebraska-Kearney, [W1] vs. Jamestown (NAIA)
    Colorado Mesa: [W0] @ Texas A&M-Kingsville, [W2] vs. Central Washington
    Colorado Mines: [W1] vs. West Texas A&M, [W2] @ Washburn
    CSU-Pueblo: [W1] vs. UTPB, [W2] vs. Grand Valley State
    Fort Lewis: [W0] vs. William Jewell, [W2] vs. Arizona Christian (NAIA)
    New Mexico Highlands: [W0] vs. Eastern New Mexico, [W2] @ Western New Mexico
    South Dakota Mines: [W1] @ Michigan Tech, [W2] vs. Upper Iowa
    Western Colorado: [W1] vs. Midwestern State, [W2] @ West Texas A&M

    ====OPEN DATES====
    Teams with an asterisk by their name here already have a Week Zero game, so their open date cannot be flexed to then.
    =Week 1=
    Livingstone
    Mars Hill*
    Post*
    Roosevelt

    =Week 2=
    American International
    Mars Hill*
    Northeastern State*
    Southern Connecticut
    West Florida

    =Week 3=
    Assumption
    Chowan

    =Week 4=
    Pittsburg State*

    =Week 5=
    Franklin Pierce

    =Week 6=
    New Haven

    =Week 7=
    Fayetteville State
    Gannon
    Pace
    Southwest Baptist

    =Week 8=
    Livingstone
    Northeastern State*
    Saint Anselm
    Slippery Rock

    =Week 9=
    Bentley
    California
    Mississippi College

    =Week 10=
    IUP
    Southern Connecticut

    =Week 11=
    Post*
    West Chester
    Last edited by Finchwidget; 05-17-2024, 02:53 PM.

  • #2
    Bloomsburg is apparently travelling to Edinboro in Week 3 for a non-conference game (presumably, this replaces Bloomsburg's open date left by Mercyhurst's departure); the Edinboro-East Stroudsburg game will reportedly be moved to Week 0 (if the PSAC boards are correct).
    Cal U (Pa.) Class of 2014

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    • #3
      Barton @ Chowan Week 2, per Barton's schedule release.

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      • #4
        Realized I could extrapolate out the St. Aug's open dates for CIAA teams that haven't released their schedule by looking at CIAA teams that have released theirs, so those dates have been added. Just waiting on the NE-10 teams now

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        • #5
          Emporia State's schedule is out and Northeastern State is on it.

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          • #6
            I found these:
            Week 2
            Erskine College vs Presbyterian College
            UW-La Crosse (D3) vs Northern Michigan
            Roosevelt vs UW-Whitewater (D3)

            Week 4
            Northern Michigan vs Alma College (D3) NMU Homecoming
            Campbellsville U (NAIA) vs Roosevelt

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            • #7
              Originally posted by #1 Jayhawk Fan View Post
              I found these:
              Week 2
              Erskine College vs Presbyterian College
              UW-La Crosse (D3) vs Northern Michigan
              Roosevelt vs UW-Whitewater (D3)

              Week 4
              Northern Michigan vs Alma College (D3) NMU Homecoming
              Campbellsville U (NAIA) vs Roosevelt
              Strange that FCS Presbyterian is visiting Erskine. I know PC isn't exactly a football powerhouse, but Erskine isn't any better.

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              • #8
                Wold like to see some PSAC schools grab a game since Mercyhurst is "moving up"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Finchwidget View Post

                  Strange that FCS Presbyterian is visiting Erskine. I know PC isn't exactly a football powerhouse, but Erskine isn't any better.
                  Pioneer League FCS schools aren't really FCS schools. They're D3 programs on steroids.

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                  • #10
                    Quincy released their schedule yesterday. The Hawks are rounding out their non-conference slate with a Week 8 home game against Westgate Christian University, a team I had never heard of until a few minutes ago

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Finchwidget View Post
                      Quincy released their schedule yesterday. The Hawks are rounding out their non-conference slate with a Week 8 home game against Westgate Christian University, a team I had never heard of until a few minutes ago
                      Remember those "College of Faith" schools who infested the entire college football landscape about 10+ years ago? "Westgate Christian University" strikes me as no more of a university than Bishop Sycamore was a high school football juggernaut. Westgate Christian would make College of Faith look like Alabama, based on what little research I was able to muster.

                      Westgate Christian is apparently one of over 100+ "partner schools" affiliated with the Georgia-based "Christian Life School of Theology Global" - and, conveniently enough, I can't seem to find a list of said "partner schools".

                      This, apparently, is their "class schedule" according to their website:

                      https://www.christianlifeschoolofthe....org/about-us/

                      Of course, this is a "legitimate" college... I mean, why wouldn't it be?
                      Cal U (Pa.) Class of 2014

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ctrabs74 View Post

                        Remember those "College of Faith" schools who infested the entire college football landscape about 10+ years ago? "Westgate Christian University" strikes me as no more of a university than Bishop Sycamore was a high school football juggernaut. Westgate Christian would make College of Faith look like Alabama, based on what little research I was able to muster.

                        Westgate Christian is apparently one of over 100+ "partner schools" affiliated with the Georgia-based "Christian Life School of Theology Global" - and, conveniently enough, I can't seem to find a list of said "partner schools".

                        This, apparently, is their "class schedule" according to their website:

                        https://www.christianlifeschoolofthe....org/about-us/

                        Of course, this is a "legitimate" college... I mean, why wouldn't it be?
                        Thanks for the info. I did a little preliminary research when I saw the release, because I'd never heard of them and was curious, and I drew similar conclusions; they seemed pretty sketchy based off their website home page, and the info you dug up only reinforces that for me. Quincy had some real cream puffs on their non-conference slate last season too, so maybe they just like scheduling easy wins.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Finchwidget View Post

                          Thanks for the info. I did a little preliminary research when I saw the release, because I'd never heard of them and was curious, and I drew similar conclusions; they seemed pretty sketchy based off their website home page, and the info you dug up only reinforces that for me. Quincy had some real cream puffs on their non-conference slate last season too, so maybe they just like scheduling easy wins.
                          In the past couple of years, we saw North American University from down near Houston pop up on some D2 schedules, but now they're a bonafide NAIA school (which is an upgrade from their first couple of years). Then there's Fort Lauderdale, whose football program appears to have disappeared stopped playing D2 schools after they also popped up on a schedule or two a couple of years ago. And, of course, there's Lincoln-California (aka the "Oaklanders").

                          But, Westgate Christian takes the cake.
                          Cal U (Pa.) Class of 2014

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ctrabs74 View Post

                            In the past couple of years, we saw North American University from down near Houston pop up on some D2 schedules, but now they're a bonafide NAIA school (which is an upgrade from their first couple of years). Then there's Fort Lauderdale, whose football program appears to have disappeared stopped playing D2 schools after they also popped up on a schedule or two a couple of years ago. And, of course, there's Lincoln-California (aka the "Oaklanders").

                            But, Westgate Christian takes the cake.
                            Here’s an article about how the Lincoln program is doing (long story short-it’s really bad)…if Westgate is worse, then those players need to get out, get a lawyer, or both:

                            https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...s/72320308007/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cwfenn View Post

                              Here’s an article about how the Lincoln program is doing (long story short-it’s really bad)…if Westgate is worse, then those players need to get out, get a lawyer, or both:

                              https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...s/72320308007/
                              Is there anybody outside of Oakland who didn't see this coming? College of Faith seemed to have more cred than Lincoln-California.
                              Cal U (Pa.) Class of 2014

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