Tarleton Texan football announces 11-game schedule for 2017 season

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University Athletics has announced Texan football’s 11-game schedule for the 2017 season that is set to kick off on Sept. 2 with a trip to Cleveland, Miss.

“We’re excited about the schedule we have in front of us,” said Todd Whitten, who is set to begin his eighth season this fall as the head coach of the Texans. “It will be a huge challenge for us, as it is every year when you play in the Lone Star Conference. We’ll work hard before we open on the road and then try to get better every week after that.”

The Texans will make their season debut at McCool Field in Cleveland, Miss., with a road trip to Delta State—a perennial power within the Gulf South Conference—at 6 p.m. Tarleton will return to Stephenville the following week for its home opener on Sept. 9 against Oklahoma Panhandle at 7 p.m.

In week No. 3, Tarleton will begin Lone Star Conference play with a trip to Angelo State on Sept. 16.

Other notable dates include Sept. 23 when Tarleton hosts West Texas A&M at 7 p.m. on Family Weekend, and Oct. 28 when the Texans welcome Western Oregon at 6 p.m. for the annual Homecoming game at Memorial Stadium. The season finale features Tarleton hosting Texas A&M-Commerce at 7 p.m. on Military Appreciation Night.

For the complete 2017 Texan football schedule, visit www.tarletonsports.com.

All home games will be played at Memorial Stadium despite expected renovations to the venue. There will be broadcasts of every Tarleton football game on the Tarleton Sports Network presented by North Texas Ford Dealers on 90.5 FM in Stephenville and online at www.tarletonsports.com/listenlive.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


Contact: Nathan Bural – Assistant Sports Information Director
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A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.