The Citadel's season opener moved to Sept. 1

The Citadel's season opener moved to Sept. 1

CHARLESTON, SC - The Citadel football team's 2016 season opener at Mercer has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 1, it was announced Monday.

The defending Southern Conference co-champions were originally scheduled to begin their title defense on Saturday, Sept. 3, but both schools worked together for the Thursday night opener. The game is set to be broadcast on ESPN3, and the kickoff time will be announced at a later date.

The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 8-4-1, including a 2-0 mark in Macon, and have won both games since Mercer reinstated its program and the series resumed in 2014. Last season, The Citadel earned a 21-19 victory in Charleston as part of a perfect October that helped clinch a share of the Southern Conference crown for the Bulldogs.

The Citadel's home opener is set for Sept. 10 against Furman. Season tickets go on sale March 19 at the Bulldogs' spring game. For more information on season tickets, call The Citadel Athletic Ticket Office at 843-953-DOGS (3647).