FAIRFIELD, CT (July 8, 2013) - Sacred Heart head football coach Mark Nofri announced that the Pioneers have added a twelfth game to their 2013 schedule this fall and will play host to Lincoln University. The Pioneers will have six home games and six road trips this coming fall.
The Pioneers will host the Lincoln (Pa.) Lions under the lights on Campus Field on Saturday, September 14th. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 pm in the SHU's 2013 home opener. Lincoln competes at the Divsision II level in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The Pioneers play back-to-back CIAA members this fall, hosting Chowan on September 21st for "Homecoming Weekend".
The Lincoln Lions will be led by first-year head coach Ramon Flanigan, the former Division I offensive coordinator for Mississippi Valley State. The Lions will take on Northeast Conference in consecutive weeks when they head to Saint Francis U the week after taking on the Pioneers.
With the addition of Lincoln, Sacred Heart will play a 12 game schedule for the first time in program history (1991 through present). The Pioneers will open the season with four of their first five games featuring a 6:00 pm start time (at Marist, at Lafayette, vs. Lincoln, at Bucknell).