January 26, 2015

Lebanon Valley Football - Duchman, F&M Schedule Thursday-Night Season Opener

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Full 2015 LVC Football Schedule
ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley will host Franklin & Marshall in a first-in-the-nation Thursday night game to open the 2015 football season.

The local rivals will play Sept. 3 with a 7 p.m. kick-off at Arnold Field in LVC's first-ever Thursday game. Sept. 3 is the first allowable date of competition for NCAA Division III teams in 2015.

The game is the second in a four-year series with F&M. It will be the first time the two have met in Annville since 1981 and their first night contest since 1950. It will be only the second night game at Arnold Field following the 2013 season-opening victory over Montclair State. The Dutchmen are 25-14-4 all-time in night games and 11-7 in "home" games at Lebanon's Alumni Stadium, Hersheypark Stadium, and Bishop McDevitt. The 1950 game at Hersheypark Stadium was the only time LVC and F&M have met after dark.

Also on the 2015 schedule are home games against Stevenson (Sept. 19), Lycoming (Oct. 3), Homecoming against FDU-Florham (Oct. 10), and King's (Nov. 7). The Dutchmen hit the road to play at Misericordia (Sept. 12), Widener (Sept. 26), Wilkes (Oct. 25), Delaware Valley (Oct. 31), and Albright the traditional season finale (Nov. 15).