Sep 22, 2020 9:53 PM

Missouri Western announces 4-game fall football schedule

Posted Sep 22, 2020 9:53 PM

St. Joseph, Mo. — Missouri Western State University, the University of Nebraska-Kearney and Pittsburg State University have announced today (Sept. 22) a non-conference scheduling alliance that will allow the three Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association member institutions to play a partial 2020 football schedule beginning in late October.

The "scheduling alliance" was created following the cancellation of the 2020 football season by the MIAA and the 2020 NCAA Division II fall championships by the NCAA to create an avenue for the Griffons, Lopers and Gorillas to play a limited number of games this fall.

The three schools move forward with the health and safety of their student-athletes, coaches and fans as the No. 1 priority.

In the scheduling alliance, MWSU, UNK and Pitt State will each play two games against one another while filling out the remainder of their schedules with other NCAA-II and FCS institutions.

Pitt State will host UNK in Pittsburg on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. The Gorillas and MWSU will face one another at St. Joseph on Nov. 7 at 3 p.m., while the Lopers and Griffons will meet at Kearney at 1 p.m. on Nov. 21.

MWSU will travel to Conway, Ark., on Oct. 31 to face FCS member Central Arkansas at 3 p.m. and will travel to Canyon, Texas to take on West Texas A&M on Nov. 14 (time TBA).

Pitt State has additional non-conference match-ups scheduled Nov. 14 at Nacogdoches, Texas against FCS member Stephen F. Austin (4 p.m.) and Nov. 28 at Canyon, Texas against D2 member West Texas A&M (time TBA).

UNK has additional non-conference match-ups scheduled Nov. 7 in Kearney against Chadron State (time TBA) and Nov. 14 at Rapid City, S.D., against South Dakota Mines at 2 p.m.

MWSU will travel to Conway, Ark., on Oct. 31 to face FCS member Central Arkansas at 3 p.m. and will travel to Canyon, Texas to take on West Texas A&M on Nov. 14 (time TBA).

2020 MWSU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Oct. 31 at Central Arkansas
Nov. 7 vs. Pittsburg State
Nov. 14 at West Texas A&M
Nov. 21 at Nebraska-Kearney

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