NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College senior vice president Brad Edwards and head football coach Todd Knight are pleased to announce the Wolves' 2011 schedule. The scarlet and gray currently have a 10 game schedule, with five home games at historic Setzler Field.
The Wolves will open the season at home against North Greenville University at 6:30 p.m. on September 3. The season opener will mark the 10th meeting between the two schools, with Newberry holding a 9-0 record, including a 4-0 mark at Setzler Field. The two sides have not met since 2008. NGU is coming off of a 9-3 season in which the Crusaders earned a win in the NCCAA Victory Bowl.
On September 10, Newberry kicks off three straight road games with a visit to Valdosta State. This will be the fourth meeting between the two schools and the second at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta, Ga. The Blazers are coming off of an 8-3 season, a second place finish in the Gulf South Conference and an NCAA playoff appearance. VSU holds a 2-1 lead in the all-time series, but Newberry won the only previous matchup in Valdosta, 31-24, in the 2009 season opener.
South Atlantic Conference play kicks off on September 17 when Newberry visits Catawba College. This will be the 74th all-time meeting between the two schools, with Catawba holding a 37-33-3 edge in the series. Newberry has won four of the last six meetings against Catawba, but the Catawba Indians won the 2010 matchup, 28-25.
On September 24, Newberry wraps up the road swing with a visit to Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. The 2011 matchup will be the 46th meeting between Newberry and the Eagles, with Carson-Newman holding a 28-17 lead in the all-time series. The Eagles were 35-13 victors in last year's game.
Newberry returns home on October 1 to host Mars Hill College. The game will be the 41st all-time against the Lions in a series dating back to 1945. Mars Hill holds a 26-14 lead in the series including a 48-36 win at Mars Hill last season.
With no game currently scheduled on October 8, the Wolves' next game will take place on October 15 at defending South Atlantic Conference champion Wingate University. This will be the 22nd meeting between the two schools. The Bulldogs snapped a five-game Newberry winning streak in the series with a 49-33 win in the season finale.
The annual Homecoming game takes place on October 22 as Newberry hosts Tusculum College. The 14th all-time meeting between the two schools should once again be an exciting contest, as Newberry won last year's game, 63-56. Tusculum has an 8-5 lead in the series.
A new opponent on the Newberry schedule comes to Setzler Field on October 29, as the Wolves host the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. This will be the first meeting between the two schools. UNCP is in its fifth year of football at the Division II level and made the playoffs in 2009. The Braves are coming off of a 5-5 season in 2010, including a win over Carson-Newman.
Newberry will close out the road portion of its schedule with the annual battle for the Bishops Trophy with Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., on November 5. The game is the longest running current series for Newberry, as the Wolves will tangle with the Bears for the 78th time in a series which dates back to 1923. L-R holds a 40-30-7 record in the series, but Newberry has won the last five games against the Bears, including last year's exciting 40-36 comeback win.
The regular season closes on November 12 at home against Brevard College. This will be the sixth meeting between Newberry and Brevard, with the scarlet and gray coming out victorious in all five previous matchups.
Information on ticket prices for the 2011 season will be released as it becomes available at www.NewberryWolves.com.
2011 Newberry College Football Schedule
Ticket information available at a later date; Times subject to change
Date Opponent Time
Sept. 3 NORTH GREENVILLE 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Valdosta St. 7 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Catawba * 7 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Carson-Newman * 1 p.m.
Oct. 1 MARS HILL * 4 p.m.
Oct. 8 OPEN
Oct. 15 at Wingate * 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 22 TUSCULUM * [HC] 4 p.m.
Oct. 29 UNC PEMBROKE 4 p.m.
Nov. 5 at Lenoir-Rhyne * 2 p.m.
Nov. 12 BREVARD * 2 p.m.