Tuesday, March 4, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Paine College football team has finalized their schedule for the 2014 season. As Paine returns to Division II football after an over 50 year absence, the Lions will join Paine’s other sports as a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) in the fall. The Purple and White’s 2014 schedule boasts six games in Augusta and four away games. All Paine home games will be played at Laney Stadium.
Following a successful 2013 club season, the Lions are scheduled to open this coming season on the road in Rome, Ga., against Shorter University on Sept. 4. The Shorter Hawks will be celebrating the start of their 10th season on the gridiron when they face the Lions. Shorter went 2-9 in 2013 with one of their wins coming against SIAC opponent Clark Atlanta.
Paine’s first home game will be a historic matchup against Livingstone College. Prior to this past club season, Paine’s last win in football was an 8-6 victory over the Blue Bears on Oct. 6, 1962. The Lions are looking for another win against them come Sept. 13.
After hosting Livingstone, Paine will hold three more consecutive home games to open up SIAC play against Lane, Morehouse and defending SIAC champion Albany State. The Purple and White will play Lane on Sept. 20, Morehouse on Sept. 27 and Albany State on Oct. 4.
The team will leave the comforts of home for a road game in Gaffney, S.C. on Oct. 11 against Limestone College. The game against the Saints will feature two programs in their inaugural seasons of modern day football.
Students, alumni, faculty, staff and fans will want to mark their calendars for Oct. 18 when Paine returns home for their first football Homecoming. The Lions will play Edward Waters College. Many of the events and activities that surrounded basketball Homecomings in February will realign with football and the football Homecoming game in October.
The backend of Paine’s 2014 schedule includes two SIAC road contests against Fort Valley (Oct. 25) and Clark Atlanta (Nov. 1) before the team closes out the season back in Augusta against rival Benedict on Nov. 8.
September 4, 2014
September 13, 2014
September 20, 2014
September 27, 2014
October 4, 2014
October 11, 2014
*October 18, 2014
October 25, 2014
at Fort Valley
November 1, 2014
at Clark Atlanta
November 8, 2014