The Lenior-Rhyne University football team has released its football schedule for the upcoming 2012 season. The Bears, who won the South Atlantic Conference championship last fall, their first league title since 1994, will play a ten-game schedule this season. It all begins Saturday, September 1 at Concord in Athens, W.V.;
the Bears will play their home opener on September 8 against Davidson; the SAC opener will be at Carson-Newman on September 15. The Bears will play Tusculum in their Homecoming game on October 13; the Bears celebrate Senior Day on November 10 against Catawba.
The Bears were 7-3 (6-1 in the SAC) last season. They finished in a first-place tie with Mars Hill, but the Bears defeated Mars Hill 51-21 on the road last October. Head coach Mike Houston begins his third season with the Bears, and his second season as head coach. Coverage of L-R football can be heard on KICKS 103.3 FM.
2012 Lenoir-Rhyne Football Schedule
Sep. 1 @ Concord Athens, W.Va. 7 p.m.
Sep. 8 Davidson Hickory, N.C. 7 p.m.
Sep. 15 @ CARSON-NEWMAN* Jefferson City, Tenn. 1 p.m.
Sep. 29 North Greenville (Family Weekend) Hickory, N.C. 7 p.m.
Oct. 6 @ BREVARD* Brevard, N.C. 1 p.m.
Oct. 13 TUSCULUM (Homecoming)* Hickory, N.C. 2 p.m.
Oct. 20 MARS HILL* Hickory, N.C. 2 p.m.
Oct. 27 @ WINGATE* Wingate, N.C. 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 3 @ NEWBERRY* Newberry, S.C. 2 p.m.
Nov. 10 CATAWBA* (Senior Day) Hickory, N.C. 2 p.m.
Home Games In Bold
* - Denotes South Atlantic Conference Games
Photo Courtesy: Mike Houston, L-R Athletics