CHARLESTON, SC - TheCitadel has announced kickoff times for its six home football games for the2014 season on Tuesday, a schedule which includes two night contests at JohnsonHagood Stadium.
The2014 season opener on Aug. 30 against Coastal Carolina is slated to begin at 6p.m. The meeting will be the first between the in-state rivals.
Afteralmost a full month on the road for games against reigning BCS NationalChampion Florida State (9/6) and Charleston Southern (9/20), the Bulldogsreturn home to host Gardner-Webb at 6 p.m. in a first-ever meeting between theschools.
Followinga road trip to Wofford (10/4), Johnson Hagood Stadium will play host to a 2p.m. Parents' Day contest against another first-time opponent in Charlotte. TheBulldogs return to Southern Conference action the following weekend inCharleston for a 1 p.m. kickoff against Chattanooga.
Followingroad games against Western Carolina (10/25) and Mercer (11/1), The Citadelcloses out its 2014 home schedule with a Nov. 8 Homecoming Game againstlongtime rival Furman at 2 p.m. Samford will return to Johnson Hagood for thesecond straight season on Nov. 15 for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Theregular season wraps up a week later in Lexington, Va., against military schoolrival VMI in The Military Classic of the South.
TheCitadel is in the midst of its 15-practice spring schedule. The Bulldogs' newfast-paced offense, under the direction of first-year head coach Mike Houston,will be on display at the annual Coke Zero Blue and White Game on March 15 at 1p.m. at Johnson Hagood Stadium.