The 2017 football schedule for Miles has some similarities to the last two seasons. The Golden Bears will, again, host a Classic game at the start of the season. There is a Division I school on the schedule. Homecoming will still take place in October.
But the differences will create some new opportunities for the Golden Bears as they attempt to regain their spot atop the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and, possibly, take their chances in the Division II postseason.
The 10-game slate begins with a three-game road swing that beings in Lorman, Miss.as the Golden Bears take on Alcorn State on Sept. 2. It will mark the first time the two teams will compete in football and the third consecutive year that Miles will face a Division I Football Championship Subdivision team. The next trip will be to Carrollton, Ga. to battle West Georgia. It will be the seventh consecutive season these two teams have played and 11th time overall. Defending SIAC champion Fort Valley State provides the final stop as the two most-recent conference titleists will meet on Sept. 16.
Miles will play its home opener on Sept. 23 when it hosts Morehouse in the Prince Hall Americanism Football Classic. The Golden Bears will then host Albany State on Sept. 30 before opening Western Division play on Oct. 7 at Central State..
Homecoming is set for Oct. 14 when Miles hosts Kentucky State – winners of the Western Division in 2016 – followed by Lane on Oct. 21 and the final home game of the season in a Thursday night clash against Clark Atlanta on Oct. 26. The regular season ends with a trip to Tuskegee on Nov. 4.
Miles College 2017 Football Schedule
|9/2/2017||Alcorn State University||Lorman, MS||6 p.m.|
|9/9/2017||University of West Georgia||Carrollton, GA||TBA|
|9/16/2017||Fort Valley State University||Fort Valley, GA||TBA|
|9/23/2017||Morehouse College||Fairfield, AL||TBA|
|9/30/2017||Albany State University||Fairfield, AL||TBA|
|10/7/2017||*||Central State University||Wilberforce, OH||TBA|
|10/14/2017||*||Kentucky State University||Fairfield, AL||TBA|
|10/21/2017||*||Lane College||Fairfield, AL||TBA|
|10/26/2017||*||Clark Atlanta University||Fairfield, AL||TBA|
|11/4/2017||*||Tuskegee University||Tuskegee, AL||TBA|
Courtesy: Miles Athletics