All Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears fans should mark their calendars for Thursday, September 3. The first football game of the season will be broadcast live on ESPN3 at 6 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
The LR Bears will take on the Golden Rams of West Chester University at their field in West Chester, PA. Both teams are ranked nationally by the NCAA Division II; Lenoir-Rhyne is ranked No. 10 and West Chester, No. 23. The teams went head-head in a national semifinal game two years ago in which the Bears defeated the Rams at home (42-14) – a victory that propelled the team to the championship game of 2013.