FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart Head Football Coach Mark Nofri announced the Pioneers' 2017 schedule on Wednesday. SHU will open the season at Campus Field on Saturday, Sept. 2 against Stetson.
Last season, the Pioneers opened the year with an 18-14 win at Stetson. After opening the season at home, SHU goes on the road for its next three games. Sacred Heart will play at Lafayette on Sept. 9. SHU won on a last-second field goal, 26-24, the last time the Pioneers went to Easton, Pa. on Sept. 7, 2013. The next week, the Pioneers go to Stony Brook looking to repeat last season's victory over the Seawolves. The road swing concludes at Bucknell on Sept. 23.
Sacred Heart opens Northeast Conference play at Campus Field on Sept. 30 against Central Connecticut for Homecoming. On Oct. 14, the Pioneers will host Dartmouth for Family Weekend. After travelling to Robert Morris on Oct. 21, SHU returns to Campus Field to host Duquesne on Oct. 28. The Pioneers open November with back-to-back road games at Bryant on Nov. 4 and defending NEC champions Saint Francis U on Nov. 11. Sacred Heart will close the regular season at Campus Field against Wagner on Nov. 18 for Senior Day.
For season ticket and Tailgate Village information, fans can email PioneerTickets@sacredheart.edu. Season Tickets will go on sale beginning May 1. Season tickets for the 2017 season are $50 per ticket and are available in the padded seating in sections 6 and 7 of Campus Field. The sections are the 50-yard line seats on the home side of the stadium. Single-game tickets in these sections are $15. Season Tickets will go on sale May 1.
The Pioneers are coming off its third consecutive winning season in 2016, posting a 6-5 record.
|2017 Sacred Heart Football Schedule|
|Sept. 2||Stetson (Heroes Day)||6 PM|
|Sept. 9||at Lafayette||6 PM|
|Sept. 16||at Stony Brook||TBA|
|Sept. 23||at Bucknell||TBA|
|Sept. 30||CCSU (Homecoming)||5 PM|
|Oct. 14||Dartmouth (Family Weekend)||1 PM|
|Oct. 21||at Robert Morris||TBA|
|Oct. 28||Duquesne (Cancer Survivor Day)||12 PM|
|Nov. 4||at Bryant||TBA|
|Nov. 11||at Saint Francis U||TBA|
|Nov. 18||Wagner (Senior Day)||12 PM|