2005 football schedule released
Friday, April 1, 2005 | by by Scott McCain, Newberry Sports Information

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Five night home football games, two of which will be televised, highlight the 2005 Newberry College football schedule which was released this morning by the athletic department.

The Indians will kickoff at 7 p.m. every Saturday they play at home.  Newberry will host Virginia Union University in the home opening Hall of Fame Game September 3.  This will also be Newberry College Indian Club and Lettermen’s Club Appreciation Day.

The Scarlet and Gray will play back-to-back home games against Lenoir-Rhyne College on September 24 and Carson-Newman on October 1.  The Bears and Indians will do battle for the Bishops Trophy, established in 1987 by the North and South Carolina synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  Homecoming festivities will culminate at the Carson-Newman football game, which will be the first of two games that will air via tape delay on the Time Warner Cable network.

The second televised game will showcase the 59th clash for the Bronze Derby on November 5.  Presbyterian and Newberry will meet for the 94th time since 1913 in the state’s second oldest rivalry and the longest series between teams that currently hold membership in the South Atlantic Conference.  October 22 marks Lutheran Youth Day and a 7 p.m. home contest against the Bulldogs of Wingate University.

Newberry’s five-game road schedule features three conference foes, a Division I-AA opponent, and a repeat trip to Orlando.  The Indians kick off the season with a 1 p.m. start at Webber International University on August 27.  Newberry will meet a team from Kentucky for the first time when it travels to Morehead State University on September 10 for a 7 p.m. match-up.

Newberry will play its three SAC road opponents in the month of October.  Tusculum and Catawba host the Indians on the 8th and 15th, respectively.  Newberry travels to Mars Hill on October 29.  All three of these games will begin at 1:30.

For the first time ever, season and individual game tickets will be available for purchase by credit card over the Internet.  Also, fans will be able to purchase an “All Sport” pass that will admit them to any regular season sporting event on Newberry’s campus.  Continue to visit newberryindians.com for pricing and availability over the coming weeks.

Newberry is a proud member of the South Atlantic Conference, a NCAA Division II conference comprised of eight member institutions in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.


Date     Opponent                  Location            Time
Aug. 27  Webber International      Babson Park, Fla.   1 p.m.
Sep. 3   Virginia Union University Setzler Field       7 p.m.
 (Hall of Fame Game/Indian Club & Letterman’s Club Appreciation)
Sep. 10  Morehead State University Morehead, Ky.       7 p.m.
Sep. 17  OPEN DATE
Sep. 24  Lenoir-Rhyne College *    Setzler Field       7 p.m.
 (Bishops Trophy Game)
Oct. 1   Carson-Newman College * ^ Setzler Field       7 p.m.
Oct. 8   Tusculum College *        Greeneville, Tn. 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 15  Catawba College *         Salisbury, N.C.  1:30 p.m.
Oct. 22  Wingate University *      Setzler Field       7 p.m.
 (Lutheran Youth Day)
Oct. 29  Mars Hill College *       Mars Hill, N.C.  1:30 p.m.
Nov. 5 Presbyterian College * ^    Setzler Field       7 p.m.
 (Bronze Derby Game)
* indicates South Atlantic Conference opponent
^ Time Warner Cable televised game