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Elon football to start next season against Wake Forest


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Elon won’t leave North Carolina for its first six football games of 2023 based on the schedule released this week.

The Phoenix will begin the season with a Thursday night (August 31) game at Wake Forest.

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Elon will serve as the opponent for the first Colonial Athletic Association football games for new league members North Carolina A&T (which is competing in all sports in the CAA this school year except football) and Campbell.

Elon’s home opener is set for September 16 vs. N.C. A&T as part of Hall of Fame Weekend. The next week, the Phoenix goes to Campbell.

Home games for Elon include September 30 vs. William & Mary (for Family Weekend), October 7 vs. North Carolina Central, October 21 vs. Monmouth (for homecoming) and November 18 vs. Hampton.


Full schedule (all games are Saturday, except as noted):

August 31 (Thursday) @ Wake Forest
September 9 @ Gardner-Webb
September 16 Home North Carolina A&T
September 23 @ Campbell
September 30 Home William & Mary
October 7 Home North Carolina Central
October 14 @ Villanova
October 21 Home Monmouth
November 4 @ Delaware
November 11 @ Richmond
November 18 Home Hampton

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