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Wartburg football releases 2017 schedule

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.

Complete Schedule

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.


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