Glenville, WV - Glenville State College athletic officials and Head Football coach David Hutchison have released the schedule for the 2013 football season. The 11 game schedule includes five home games and six road contests.
“The 2013 schedule is very different from years past, not only do we play five new opponents we play three others with different head coaches so you know their schemes will change. This schedule lies out as a very challenging and exciting schedule,” Head Coach David Hutchison.
All game times are TBA.
The Pioneers open up the 2013 season on the road Saturday, September 7th as they travel to Lexington, Virginia to take on Virginia Military Institute (VMI). VMI is a D1 FCS member of the Big South Conference.
In week two GSC will begin conference play traveling to West Liberty Saturday, September 14th. Last season the Pioneers defeated the Hilltoppers 17-14.
Week three brings the Pioneers to Morris Stadium to play their home opener against Fairmont State in the annual Battle of the Bit on Thursday, September 19th. The Pioneers won last year 41-21.
Week four GSC is back on the road as they travel to Urbana on Saturday, September 28th. In 2013 Urbana joins the Mountain East Conference after finishing last year 7-5 as a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
The Pioneers return home for the first game in October on the 5th when West Virginia Wesleyan comes to Glenville for the annual Homecoming event. The Pioneers defeated the Bobcats last year by a final of 28-21.
Saturday, October 12th GSC will travel to the University of Charleston for a match up with the Golden Eagles. The Pioneers defeated the Golden Eagles last season 14-10.
On Saturday, October 19th the University of Virginia at Wise travels to Morris Stadium. In 2013 UVA-Wise joins the Mountain East Conference after finishing 3-8 last season as a member of the Mid-South Conference.
The Pioneers then will travel to Notre Dame College in Utica, OH Saturday, October 26th. In 2013 Notre Dame College joins the Mountain East Conference after finishing 3-8 last season in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
On Saturday, November 2nd GSC will return home to play Shepherd. Last season the Rams won a close battle over the Pioneers, 23-34 as they clinched the 2012 WVIAC Championship.
On Saturday, November 9th Walsh University travels to Morris Stadium for a non-conference game. The Cavaliers are members of the GLIAC and finished the 2012 season with a 3-8 record.
The last game of the regular season the Pioneers will travel to West Virginia State on Saturday, November 16th. Last season the Pioneers defeated the Yellow Jackets, 29-12.
Due to the Mountain East Conference scheduling conference games GSC will not play Concord in 2013.
“It is nice to have our schedule completed so now we can focus our time on our off season program, getting our players right in the classroom, and ready for the 2013 season,” Hutchison finished with.