The Elon University football team released its 2015 schedule on Thursday, Jan. 8.
The schedule will welcome eight teams from the Colonial Athletic Association to Rhodes Stadium as the Phoenix will enter in its second year as a member of the conference.
Elon opens up with the season with a trip to Winston-Salem on Sept. 5 to face off against Atlantic Coast Conference foe Wake Forest University. Following that, the Phoenix will remain in the state of North Carolina for quite some time as its next two non-conference games are against its former Big South opponent Gardner-Webb University (Sept. 12) and former rival North Carolina A&T State University (Sept. 19)
Elon will begin conference play on Sept. 26 when it plays host to Towson University before traveling up north to New England to play the defending CAA Champion, the University of New Hampshire (Oct. 3).
The Phoenix will make their way back down south when they play the University of Richmond Spiders on Oct. 10. Elon has never claimed a victory over the Spiders in the five match-ups its played.
Oct. 17 will welcome all Elon alumni back to campus for Homecoming Weekend to see the Phoenix face off against a 2014 CAA playoff team in James Madison University. The James Madison Dukes will be making its first trek to Rhodes Stadium after hosting the Phoenix for its previous three games. Elon will have a bye week following the game against the Dukes.
For Halloween (Oct. 31), the Phoenix will travel to New York for a game against Stony Brook University. Elon lost a hotly contested game against the Seawolves last year albeit when Stony Brook had one of the best defenses in the CAA. Following this, Rhodes Stadium will play host to William and Mary University, a team that Elon has never faced in its history, to open up their November schedule on the 7th.
Elon will make one more trip to New England as will have a late season match-up against the University of Maine (Nov. 14) before closing out the regular season with a home game versus the University of Delaware on Nov. 21.
2015 Elon Football Schedule
Sept. 5 – at Wake Forest | Winston-Salem, NC
Sept. 12 – at Gardner-Web | Boiling Springs, NC
Sept. 19 – vs. North Carolina A&T | Elon, NC
Sept. 26 – vs. Towson | Elon, NC
Oct. 3. – at New Hampshire | Durham, NH
Oct. 10 – at Richmond | Richmond, VA
Oct. 17 – vs. James Madison | Elon, NC
Oct. 31 – at Stony Brook | Stony Brook, NY
Nov. 7 – vs. William and Mary | Elon, NC
Nov. 14 – at Maine | Orono, Maine
Nov. 21 – vs. Delaware | Elon, NC