PHILIPPI—Alderson Broaddus University will begin their first season in the Mountain East Conference by playing an all-conference football schedule, featuring ten games, the athletic department announced recently.
AB will begin their new journey with a Thursday night trip to West Liberty on September 10th. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The Battlers will then return home the following week when the Wheeling Cardinals come to Philippi on September 17th. The game will be the second consecutive Thursday night game for the Battlers with both kickoffs scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
On October 17th, the annual “I-79 Barrel Classic” will feature a conference matchup for the first time in the history of the game, with AB playing a road contest at Glenville State. The game is now in its sixth season, with the road team winning each of the previous five times.
Overall, the Battlers will play five games at home and five games on the road.
“I am excited that AB will be competing in the Mountain East Conference starting this season,” said first year head coach Travis Everhart. “I have great respect for this conference, its coaches, and players. It was always a great battle week in and week out when I coached in the conference while at UC (University of Charleston) and (WV) State. I am also looking forward to renewing the in-state rivalries and competing with these great institutions on the gridiron.”
Everhart, who was most recently the Associate Head Coach at Fort Valley State in Georgia, brings 21 years of coaching experience to AB.
Last year, his first on the defensive side of the ball, Everhart coached a defense that was ranked in the Top 25 nationally in Division II and included the SIAC Defensive Player of the Year.
2020 Alderson Broaddus Football Schedule
Sep 10 (Thu) 7:00 PM Away West Liberty
Sep 17 (Thu) 7:00 PM Home Wheeling
Sep 26 (Sat) 1:00 PM Away Charleston
Oct 3 (Sat) 1:00 PM Home West Virginia State
Oct 10 (Sat) 1:00 PM Home Fairmont State
Oct 17 (Sat) 1:00 PM Away Glenville State
Oct 24 (Sat) 1:00 PM Home West Virginia Wesleyan
Oct 31 (Sat) 1:00 PM Away Frostburg State
Nov 7 (Sat) 2:00 PM Away Concord
Nov 14 (Sat) 1:00 PM Home Notre Dame College (Ohio)
The full 2020 Mountain East football schedule can be found here: