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2017 Schedule, Rules Announced

March 31, 2017

 

The Collegiate Sprint Football League has announced the dates and matchups for the 2017 season, along with a new divisional alignment, the introduction of a championship game and an increase in the playing weight limit for the 2017 season.

 

With the addition of Caldwell University, which is set to play its inaugural season this fall, the coaches voted to split the league into two divisions for 2017. The North Division will include Army West Point, Cornell, Franklin Pierce and Post. The South Division will include Caldwell, Chestnut Hill, Mansfield, Penn and Navy.

 

The winners of each division, which will be decided by each school’s record against divisional opponents, will meet one week after the conclusion of the regular season in an official CSFL Championship game. That game will be played at whichever of the two divisional winners has the best overall record on the year.

 

Each team in the league will play a seven-game schedule and have one bye week, with the exception of Navy in 2017. Due to the uneven number of teams in the league, one rotating team will play an eight-game schedule.

 

In addition to the new divisional alignment for 2017, the coaches also voted to increase the playing weight from 172.0 pounds to 178.0 pounds. This marks the first change to the weight limit in the last 14 years as the 172.0 pound limit was put in place in 2003.

 

The league rules have been amended to reflect that the coaches and the league will evaluate the weight limit every four years to ensure the league is still meeting the needs of student-athletes and changing demographics.

 

The initial 2017 schedule can be found below. Exact dates and times for each game will be added to the SCHEDULE PAGE when each school finalizes its home schedule.

 

 

2017 CSFL SCHEDULE

Check the Schedule Page linked above for exact date and times as they are made available by each school

 

Week 1 – Sept 15/16

Post at Army West Point

Penn at Caldwell

Navy at Chestnut Hill

Mansfield at Franklin Pierce

Bye: Cornell

 

Week 2 – Sept. 22/23

Army West Point at Franklin Pierce

Caldwell at Cornell

Penn at Chestnut Hill

Navy at Mansfield

Bye: Post

 

Week 3 – Sept. 29/30

Army West Point at Penn

Caldwell at Post

Cornell at Mansfield

Franklin Pierce at Navy

Bye: Chestnut Hill

 

Week 4 – Oct. 6/7

Navy at Army West Point

Chestnut Hill at Mansfield

Penn at Cornell

Franklin Pierce at Post

Bye: Caldwell

 

Week 5 – Oct. 13/14

Chestnut Hill at Army West Point

Mansfield at Caldwell

Cornell at Franklin Pierce

Navy at Post

Bye: Penn

 

Week 6 – Oct. 20/21

Army West Point at Mansfield

Caldwell at Chestnut Hill

Cornell at Navy

Post at Penn

Bye: Franklin Pierce

 

Week 7 – Oct. 27/28

Army West Point at Cornell

Franklin Pierce at Caldwell

Chestnut Hill at Post

Penn at Navy

Bye: Mansfield

 

Week 8 – Nov. 3/4

Caldwell at Navy

Franklin Pierce at Chestnut Hill

Post at Cornell

Mansfield at Penn

Bye: Army West Point

 

Week 9 – Nov. 10/11

CSFL Championship Game

(North winner vs. South winner – hosted by best overall record)

 

 

NORTH DIVISION

Army West Point

Cornell

Franklin Pierce

Post

 

SOUTH DIVISION

Caldwell

Chestnut Hill

Mansfield

Penn

Navy

 

 

 

 

 

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