IUP Football Hosts Ashland in Thursday Night Season Opener

Posted on 8/28/2017 11:41:56 AM

The ninth-ranked Crimson Hawks open their 2017 season on Thursday night, August 31, when they host Ashland at George P. Miller Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. on Frank Cignetti Field.

IUP is coming off of a 10-2 season in which it reached the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second straight year. But the 15 returning starters will be led by a face, as Coach Paul Tortorella took the reigns of the program after 22 seasons as the IUP defensive coordinator.

Ashland is a traditional power out of the GLIAC, just missing out on a playoff bid last year after putting together a successful 9-2 campaign. 

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