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QB James Fracas and the Golden Hawks open up their season at home on August 24 (Photo Credit: Thomas Kolodziej)
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2014 MFOOT scheduled released by OUA
HAMILTON (December 4, 2013) - Ontario University Athletics (OUA) officially announced the men's football schedule for the upcoming 2014 season on Wednesday afternoon.

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks, who will be entering their second year under head coach MICHAEL FAULDS, will kick off the season at home on Sunday, August 24 when they host the Guelph Gryphons. It will mark the second consecutive year that Laurier and Guelph square off in Week 1 of the season after the Hawks opened the 2013 campaign on the road against the Gryphons.

Week's 2 and 3 will see the Hawks head out on the road. On Labour Day Monday, September 1, Laurier will be in Toronto to face the Varsity Blues. The purple and gold will then make their first trip to Windsor since 2010 to face the Lancers on Saturday, September 6.

Laurier returns home for Week 4 action as the Battle of Waterloo returns to University Stadium. The matchup on Saturday, September 13 will mark the 54th all-time game between the two crosstown rivals with the Golden Hawks having won the last 10 meetings.

After a bye week during Week 5 of the season, the Golden Hawks will welcome home their alumni for their annual Homecoming game on Saturday, September 27. The opponent who will have to face more than 9,000 purple and gold clad fans will be the Carleton Ravens. It will be the first time that Carleton and Laurier have met on the gridiron since 1970.

The Hawks will wrap up their home schedule on Saturday, October 4 as they welcome the York Lions to town in Week 7.

The regular season winds down for Laurier with back-to-back road games. First, the Hawks renew their rivalry with the Western Mustangs on Thursday, October 9 in London before closing out the year in Hamilton against the McMaster Marauders on Saturday, October 18.

As was the case in 2013, there will be two teams Laurier does not face next year and they include the Queen's Gaels and the Ottawa Gee-Gees. 

Tickets for all Laurier home games for the 2014 season will go on sale shortly. Stay tuned to laurierathletics.com for complete details.

Week 1 
August 24

Windsor @ Western
McMaster @ Ottawa
Queen's @ Carleton
Guelph @ Laurier
Waterloo @ York

Week 2
Labour Day
September 1

Queen's @ Windsor
Guelph @ McMaster
York @ Ottawa
Carleton @ Waterloo
Laurier @ Toronto

Week 3
September 6

Western @ York
McMaster @ Waterloo
Laurier @ Windsor
Ottawa @ Queen's
Toronto @ Guelph

Week 4 
September 13

Western @ Queen's
Carleton @ McMaster
Guelph @ Ottawa
York @ Toronto
Waterloo @ Laurier

Week 5 
September 20

Toronto @ Western
Queen's @ Guelph
McMaster @ York
Ottawa @ Carleton
Windsor @ Waterloo 

Week 6 
September 27

Queen's @ McMaster
Windsor @ York
Carleton @ Laurier
Western @ Waterloo
Ottawa @ Toronto

Week 7
October 4

York @ Laurier
Waterloo @ Ottawa
McMaster @ Western
Carleton @ Toronto
Guelph @ Windsor

Week 8
Thanksgiving
October 9

Laurier @ Western

October 10

Ottawa @ Windsor
Carleton @ Guelph

October 11

Toronto @ Queen's

Week 9
October 18

York @ Queen's
Windsor @ Carleton
Western @ Guelph
Laurier @ McMaster
Toronto @ Waterloo

October 25
OUA Quarter-finals

6th place @ 3rd place
5th place @ 4th place
Bye 1st and 2nd place

November 1
OUA Semifinals

Lowest remaining seed @ 1st place
Highest remaining seed @ 2nd place 

November 8
107th Yates Cup, presented by Pioneer Energy

Lowest remaining seed @ Highest remaining seed
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