A new dawn is on the horizon for the 2013 Clark Atlanta University football program under the helm of first year Head Coach Kevin Weston as the Panthers unveiled their 2013 schedule highlighted by three first time opponents and five HOME games at Panther Stadium.
With an even number of conference and non-conference games, the Panthers will open the season again this year against the University of West Alabama Sept. 7th on the road followed by their HOME opener against Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) foe Stillman College Sept. 14th.
Four of the next five games will feature games against conference opponents beginning with Fort Valley State whom the Panthers will meet on a neutral turf in Griffin, Ga., for the Iris City Classic. Unlike last season, Clark Atlanta will have a BYE week during the season (9/28) as the team prepares for the AUC rivalry showdown with Morehouse College (@ B.T. Harvey Stadium) that will kick-off the first football Saturday in October. The next HOME contest includes a first time match-up against the College of Faith (Arkansas) followed by a conference divisional game at Benedict College.
This year’s Homecoming game, which will be played later in October than in recent years, will pit CAU against the Golden Rams of Albany State University October 26th in Panther Stadium.
In November, CAU will host two of its final three games versus non-conference opponents at HOME against Shorter University (11/2) another first-time opponent and Edward Waters College (11/9) who last met the Panthers in 2005. To wrap up the 2013 regular season, the Panthers will travel to Baton Rouge, La., for a battle in the Bayou with Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) opponent Southern University Jaguars which will be the first meeting ever between the two teams.
CAU football season tickets will go on sale in July. For all the latest information regarding CAU athletics, stay tuned to www.clarkatlantasports.com.
2013 CAU Football Schedule
7 @ University of West Alabama (Livingston, Ala.)
14 STILLMAN COLLEGE
21 Fort Valley State University ** (Griffin, Ga.)
5 @ Morehouse College ** (Atlanta, Ga.)
12 COLLEGE OF FAITH
19 @ Benedict College** (Columbia, S.C.)
26 ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY **
2 SHORTER UNIVERSITY
9 EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
16 @ Southern University (Baton Rouge, La.)
Home games in BOLD CAPS are played at CAU Panther Stadium.
** Denotes Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) EAST Division Games.