Central State (Ohio) University Announces Its Football Schedule For 2005

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: May 17, 2005

WILBERFORCE, Ohio — Central State University held a press conference and pep rally at Court House Square in downtown Dayton to announce the Marauders’ first football schedule since 1996 and promote their participation in the inaugural Dayton Classic.

“This is a continuation of the long journey to bring back football to Central State,” said head football coach Theo Lemon, who served as an assistant coach during CSU’s NAIA Division I National Championship season in 1990. “We are looking forward to the season with plenty of optimism and determination.”

The Marauders will play six games this year as Coach Lemon begins to rebuild the program. Only one game will be played on campus, Homecoming on October 8.

The Marauders will kick off the season in Topeka, KS on August 27 when they meet Lincoln (MO) University in the Capital Freedom Classic. Game time is 7:00pm Central.

CSU will play in nearby Dayton in the Dayton Classic in 12,000-seat Welcome Stadium on Sunday, September 4 at 5:00pm. The opponent will be the Fighting Tigers of Saint Paul’s College from Lawrenceville, VA. This will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

On September 17, CSU will travel down I-75 to Lexington, KY to take on long-time rival Kentucky State University in the Lexington Heritage Football Classic. The Marauders have faced the Thorobreds more than any other team in the school’s history. Kickoff is 5:00pm.

On October 1, the Marauders will travel north to Tiffin, OH to face the Dragons of Tiffin University for the first time. Game time is 1:00pm. CSU then returns home to McPherson Stadium on October 8 for Homecoming against Glenville State with a 1:30pm kickoff.

A trip to Savannah, GA on October 29 for a 1:30pm contest against Savannah State will complete the season for CSU.