Jason Swepson: Elon Head Football Coach
ELON, N.C. -- Elon Athletics has announced game times for 11 of the Phoenix's 12 football games for the 2013 campaign.
The schedule features six dates at home in Rhodes Stadium and will begin with a visit to Georgia Tech on Aug. 31. Two of the maroon and gold's games will air on ESPN3 this season.
The season-opener against the Yellow Jackets will see a noon kick and will be carried on ESPN3. The Phoenix will then return to Rhodes Stadium to open the home portion of its schedule as the maroon and gold will host West Virginia Wesleyan in a 6 p.m. Military Appreciation Day contest on Sept. 7. Elon's Sept. 14 game at North Carolina A&T will also be a 6 p.m. tilt.
Week four brings the start of Southern Conference action for the Phoenix as Elon will play host to Appalachian State on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. That night, Elon will recognize its 2013 Sports Hall of Fame Class. The following weekend (Sept. 28) will be Family Weekend as the Phoenix will battle Coastal Carolina in a non-conference game at 1:30 p.m.
The remaining seven games will all be league bouts, beginning with back-to-back 1:30 p.m. starts at Furman (Oct. 5) and Wofford (Oct. 12). Elon's game at Furman will aiso be broadcast live on ESPN3 as part of the SoCon's eight-game football package. The Oct. 19 Live Pink game at Rhodes Stadium against Chattanooga will also kick at 1:30 p.m.
After visiting Western Carolina on Oct. 26 (the lone game time not yet announced), Elon will play its final two home games of the year. The maroon and gold will host The Citadel in a 1:30 p.m. Homecoming contest on Nov. 9 before hosting Georgia Southern on Community Day at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16.
The regular-season finale will be played at Samford at 3 p.m. Eastern on Nov. 23.
Season tickets for six exciting home games are still on sale! Priority bleacher seats are available for $130 each with reserved bleacher seats on sale for $94 apiece. Young Alumni ($50) and Family Zone packages ($120 for two adult and two youth tickets) are also available.
Tickets can be purchased online at elonphoenix.com or by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 336-278-6750.
2013 Elon Phoenix Football Schedule
Aug. 31 at Georgia Tech (12 p.m. on ESPN3)
Sept. 7 vs. West Virginia Wesleyan (6 p.m.) - Military Appreciation Day
Sept. 14 at North Carolina A&T (6 p.m.)
Sept. 21 vs. Appalachian State* (6 p.m.) - Hall of Fame
Sept. 28 vs. Coastal Carolina (1:30 p.m.) - Family Weekend
Oct. 5 at Furman* (1:30 p.m. on ESPN3)
Oct. 12 at Wofford* (1:30 p.m.)
Oct. 19 vs. Chattanooga* (1:30 p.m.) - Live Pink
Oct. 26 at Western Carolina* (TBA)
Nov. 9 vs. The Citadel* (1:30 p.m.) - Homecoming
Nov. 16 vs. Georgia Southern* (3 p.m.) - Community Day
Nov. 23 at Samford* (3 p.m.)
* SoCon game
All times Eastern and subject to change