WASHINGTON – The 2019 Gallaudet University football schedule was officially announced by 10th-year head coach Chuck Goldstein. The schedule features four home games and four road games for the Bison, who posted a 3-5 overall record and was 3-3 in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) last season.
Gallaudet will begin the season under the lights at Hotchkiss Field as the Bison play host to Alvernia University on Friday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. GU will have a week off before heading down to Newport News, Va., to face the Apprentice School on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. GU will close out the month of September at home against Greensboro College on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m.
The Bison will have a second bye week on Oct. 5 before traveling to Vermont to face Castleton University on Oct. 12 at noon in the conference opener. GU returns to Hotchkiss Field for back-to-back home weekends where the Bison will play host Alfred State College on Oct. 19 at noon before hosting Dean College on Oct. 26 for Homecoming and Senior Day at 1 p.m.
GU closes out the regular season on the road in November. Gallaudet will face rival SUNY Maritime on Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. before making the trek up to Paxton, Mass., to play Anna Maria College on Nov. 9 at noon. This will be the first time in a decade that Gallaudet and SUNY Maritime won't face each other on the last weekend of the regular season. That change is due to the ECFC losing a conference member.
Gone from the ECFC is Husson University, who joined the Commonwealth Coast Conference for football. The loss of Husson, who won the last three ECFC titles, was felt across the ECFC as every member lost a conference game. In 2020, Keystone College is restarting football after it stopped in 1947 and will be a member of the ECFC. GU also lost a 2019 game when Earlham College suspended its football program after 54 consecutive losses.
2019 Gallaudet University Football Schedule
|Sep. 06||ALVERNIA||7 p.m.|
|Sep. 21||@ Apprentice||1 p.m.|
|Oct. 12||@ Castleton*||Noon|
|Oct. 19||ALFRED STATE*||Noon|
|Oct. 26||DEAN*^||1 p.m.|
|Nov. 02||@ SUNY Maritime*||1 p.m.|
|Nov. 09||@ Anna Maria*||Noon|
BOLD = Home game
* = ECFC Conference game
^ = Homecoming