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Bison Football Announces 2014 Schedule

May 1 - BETHANY, W. Va. - The Bethany College football team has released their 2014 game schedule and the Bison will see three new teams on the schedule compared to the previous two seasons. 

The Bison will open the season with perennial national championship contender, The University of Mount Union, on September 6 at 1:30 p.m. The Bison will host the Purple Raiders in the first game of the home-and-home series.

Following the contest with Mount Union, the Bison will hit the road for back-to-back road games against Thiel College (September 13) and Westminster (September 20). In both contests, the Bison will look to avenge two, hard-luck losses. The contest in Greenville, Pa. Is scheduled for 7 p.m., while the contest with the Titans is still TBA.

Following back-to-back road games, the Bison will be home for three of their next four which include home contests against Waynesburg (September 27) and W&J (October 18). The game with the Yellow Jackets is the lone night game to be played at Bison Stadium this year, scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Sandwhiched in between those two contests are games against new conference members, Case Western Reserve University and Carnegie Mellon University. The Bison will travel to Cleveland, Ohio to take on the Spartans on October 4 before returning home to face the Tartans on October 11. The game with CMU will also be homecomming for the Green & White.

On October 25 and November 1 Bethany will finish the road portion of their schedule with away contests against Geneva and Grove City. The contest against the Golden Tornadoes will be the final night game of the season for the Bison.

After the team's trip to Grove City on November 1, the Bison will take their bye week on November 8, before finishing the season on November 15 at home against St. Vincent. The contest with the Bearcats will also serve as senior day.

Overall, the Bison will play eight conference contests, and two non-conference games. Due to the addition of two new conference members, the contest with Thiel will not be considered a conference game.