AUS releases 2019 football schedule

(HALIFAX, N.S.) – Atlantic University Sport released the 2019 football schedule today. Each of the conference’s five teams will play eight regular season games over the course of a 10-week schedule.

The Bishop’s Gaiters joined the Atlantic conference football league beginning in the 2017 season. This marked the first time since 1990 that a new team had entered the AUS football league.

The regular season will once again kick off in August, with opening day set for Saturday, August 24.

The defending AUS champion StFX X-Men will play host to the Mount Allison Mounties in Antigonish, N.S. at 2 p.m. ADT. The Acadia Axemen will host the Bishop’s Gaiters in Wolfville at 3 p.m. ADT.

Mount Allison and Bishop’s will host their respective home openers the following week on Saturday, August 31, with the Mounties taking on the Saint Mary’s Huskies at 2 p.m. ADT in Sackville, N.B. and the Gaiters hosting the X-Men at 7 p.m. EST in Lennoxville, Que.

The Huskies—2018 AUS runners up—will host the Gaiters in their home opener Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. ADT.

Mount Allison and Bishop’s will host their respective Homecoming weekend games on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Mounties will host StFX at 2 p.m. ADT, while the Gaiters host Acadia at 2 p.m. EDT.

Saint Mary’s and StFX will then host their Homecoming games the following weekend on Friday, Oct. 4. The Huskies will host Mount Allison and the X-Men will host Bishops, both at 7 p.m. ADT.

Acadia will host Saint Mary’s in their Homecoming game Saturday, Oct. 19 ay 2 p.m. ADT.

Regular season play will wrap up with two games on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. ADT. Saint Mary’s will host StFX while Mount Allison hosts Acadia.

AUS playoffs are set to begin the following weekend when the second-seeded team hosts the third-seeded team Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. in the playoff semifinal.

The winner will advance to the 2019 Subway AUS Loney Bowl which will be played Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. and hosted by the top-seeded team.

The AUS champion will then move on to host the RSEQ conference champion in the 2019 U SPORTS Uteck Bowl Saturday Nov. 16.

The Mitchell Bowl and Uteck Bowl winners will advance to play each other in the 55th Vanier Cup on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Telus Stadium in Quebec City, Que.

The complete 2019 AUS football schedule is now available here.


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