Greensboro, NC (06/21/00) -- Guilford College Director of Athletics and head football coach Mike Ketchum announced his team's schedule for the upcoming 2000 season. The 10-game slate features six Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contests, plus four non-conference affairs, including a season-ending matchup with crosstown-rival Greensboro College.
The Quakers open the 2000 season September 2 at Division I-AA Charleston Southern in the first meeting between the two schools since 1992. David Dowd '76, a teammate of Ketchum's at Guilford and a Greensboro Page High School graduate, is in his 10th season as the Buccaneers' only head football coach since the university added football in 1991. The Buccaneers are coming off a school-record 4-7 campaign last year and feature 25 seniors on their preseason roster. Greensboro's Luke Turner, who quarterbacked Page High School to a 18-2 record in 1998 and 1999, will be a freshman for Charleston Southern this fall.
Guilford opens its home schedule and its ODAC slate versus Washington and Lee September 16 in the Armfield Athletic Center. The game begins a stretch of five straight conference contests that concludes with an October 21 matchup against perennial league power Emory & Henry. The Quakers close out the league season at defending conference champion Catholic University November 4 in their first contest at the Washington, DC, school. The ODAC champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs.
Ferrum visits the Armfield Athletic Center October 28 for Guilford's annual Homecoming matchup. The Quakers close out the 2000 regular season by hosting the fourth annual Gate City Soup Bowl contest against Greensboro. The Pride posted its lone victory in the series two years ago at Guilford.
Ketchum expects 31 letterwinners, including 10 starters, back from last year's 4-6 club (2-4 ODAC) when his team arrives for practice August 16. The 2000 season marks the 94th football campaign in Guilford history.
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