The Wartburg Knights football team and head coach Rick Willis released the team’s 2017 football schedule today.
Wartburg opens their season against Monmouth on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. on their home turf in Waverly.
The Knights lead the all-time series against the Scots at 5-1. In night home openers in the Walston-Hoover Stadium era, the Knights are undefeated at 9-0.
Wartburg’s Iowa Conference opener will come against the Simpson Storm on Sept. 16 at Indianola.
The Orange and Black also welcome a new opponent to their 2017 schedule, Washington University in St. Louis on Sept. 23. These two teams have never met in program history.
Wartburg’s schedule marks a program record. The Knights will host six regular season games.
Sept. 2 BYE
Sept. 9 vs. Monmouth 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 @ Simpson 1 p.m.
Sept. 23 vs. Washington University (St. Louis) 1 p.m.
Sept. 30 vs. Coe 1 p.m.
Oct. 7 @ Central 1 p.m.
Oct. 14 vs. Loras 1 p.m. (Homecoming & Family Weekend)
Oct. 21 @ Luther 1 p.m.
Oct. 28 vs. Dubuque 1 p.m.
Nov. 4 @ Buena Vista 1 p.m.
Nov. 11 vs. Nebraska Wesleyan 1 p.m.