SPOKANE -- The Whitworth University football team announced its 2012 football schedule on Tuesday.
The Pirates added the College of St. Scholastica, a 2011 NCAA Division III playoff participant, to the slate which gives Whitworth ten games this fall.
The Bucs open the schedule with three consecutive road trips. Following the season opener at St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota on September 1st, the team will head to California on back to back weekends for games against Whittier and La Verne. Whitworth’s home opener is on September 22nd against Chapman.
The Pirates open their Northwest Conference schedule on September 29th at Pacific (Ore.). The 2012 Homecoming and Hall of Fame festivities will be part of the October 6th contest against Willamette.
The Pirates four home games in 2012 are: Chapman (Sept. 22), Willamette (Oct. 6), Puget Sound (Oct. 20) and Lewis & Clark (Nov. 10). The only bye on Whitworth’s schedule comes on October 27th.
Both St. Scholastica and Whitter will be first-time opponents for the Pirates.