GREENSBORO, N.C. (7/27/10) – Guilford College's 105th recorded football season kicks off Sept. 4 when the Quakers host Greensboro College in the 14th Annual Gate City Soup Bowl. The contest, which has generated over 40,000 canned food items for Triad-area food banks, highlights Guilford's 10-game slate and is one of two played under the lights of Guilford's Armfield Athletic Center.
Seventh-year head coach Kevin Kiesel schedule features of six Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contests and four non-league games. Six Guilford opponents had .500 records or better in 2009, including league-rival Hampden-Sydney College. The Tigers, who host Guilford Oct. 30, are coming off a 10-1 campaign that included a perfect 10-0 regular-season record. Johns Hopkins University ended Hampden-Sydney's year in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Division III playoffs.
In addition to the Soup Bowl, another contest of note is the Nov. 6 date with the Catholic University of America. The 1:00 clash centers Guilford's Homecoming Weekend and also marks the Quakers' final home contest of the year. The newest class of the school's athletics Hall of Fame will also be recognized at the game.
Guilford expects 11 starters among 34 letter winners returning from last year's 3-7 unit (2-4 ODAC). The Quakers' preseason camp opens Aug. 13 in preparation for the Sept. 4 season opener.