A total of 240 days separate College of Idaho fans and the debut of the school’s newly reinstated intercollegiate football team as the Coyotes will open their 11-game 2014 season on Sept. 6.
The Yotes will open the season on the road at Pacific University, returning to the Treasure Valley for their Simplot Stadium debut Sept. 13, hosting Montana Western.
The opener in Forest Grove, Ore., will come 13,438 days after the final game played by the original C of I team Nov. 12, 1977 – also against the Boxers. The Yotes were victorious in that final game, 24-23.
Head coach Mike Moroski said he and his team are excited to bring small college football back to Idaho.
“The support we’ve received from the College community and the entire state is tremendous,” Moroksi said. “We look forward to welcoming fans to our games next fall as we celebrate the return of C of I football.
The Coyotes will play five home games and six road games, with all kickoffs at 1 p.m. local time.
In 2014, C of I will play home-and-home series with Montana Western, Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon while also hosting Montana Tech and Montana State-Northern and visiting Rocky Mountain and perennial NAIA power Carroll College.
A highlight of the schedule is the Oct. 11 match-up against MSU-Northern, which will cap the C of I’s Homecoming festivities.
A date for the initial sale of 2014 football season tickets will be revealed in the coming weeks.
For more information about the return of C of I football, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/kickoff2014.
2014 College of Idaho Football Schedule
(Home games in BOLD. * denotes Frontier Conference opponent)
Day Date Opponent
Sat. Sept. 6 Pacific
Sat. Sept. 13 *MONTANA WESTERN
Sat. Sept. 20 *Southern Oregon
Sat. Sept. 27 *MONTANA TECH
Sat. Oct. 4 *Eastern Oregon
Sat. Oct. 11 *MSU-NORTHERN
Sat. Oct. 18 *Rocky Mountain
Sat. Oct. 25 *SOUTHERN OREGON
Sat. Nov. 1 *Montana Western
Sat. Nov. 8 *EASTERN OREGON
Sat. Nov. 15 *Carroll
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.