WASHINGTON – The 2018 Gallaudet University football schedule has been finalized and officially announced by ninth-year head coach Chuck Goldstein. The schedule features four home games and five road games for the Bison, who posted a 3-7 overall record and was 3-4 in seven Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) games last season.
Gallaudet opens the season on the road in Reading, Pa., against Alvernia University on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. This will be the first season of football for the Golden Wolves. GU will remain on the road the following weekend as it heads south to Greensboro, N.C., to face the Pride of Greensboro College in a non-conference game on Sept. 8. Gallaudet heads home on Saturday, Sept. 15, and will host Apprentice School in the season's home opener. The non-conference tilt will be a homecoming of sorts as Apprentice's new head coach is John Davis, a former GU Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator for seven years (2008-14). After a bye week, Gallaudet closes out the month with its first conference game at Anna Maria College on Sept. 29. The remainder of the schedule will feature conference contests.
The Bison will have a second bye week on Oct. 6 before hosting Castleon University on Oct. 13 at noon. GU will head up to Franklin, Mass., on Oct. 20 to face Dean College before hosting Alfred State College on Oct. 27 for Homecoming at 1 p.m.
The month of November begins with the longest road trip in the ECFC as GU travels to Bangor, Maine, to face Husson University, the two-time defending ECFC champions. GU will wrap-up the regular-season schedule the following weekend at home against rival SUNY Maritime on Nov. 11 at noon on Senior Day. This will mark the 10th consecutive year these two programs have ended the regular season playing each other.
Gone from the ECFC is Mount Ida College, who surprisingly closed its doors this spring. The loss of Mount Ida was felt across the ECFC as every member lost a conference game and is being forced to play nine games or find another non-conference game to play the standard 10-game schedule.
2018 Gallaudet University Football Schedule
|Sep. 01||@ Alvernia||1 p.m.|
|Sep. 08||@ Greensboro||TBA|
|Sep. 29||@ Anna Maria*||TBA|
|Oct. 20||@ Dean*||Noon|
|Oct. 27||ALFRED STATE*^||1 p.m.|
|Nov. 03||@ Husson*||Noon|
|Nov. 10||SUNY MARITIME*||Noon|
BOLD = Home game
* = ECFC Conference game
^ = Homecoming