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Two-Time Reigning Football Champs Announce Full 2024 Schedule

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Season tickets now available for purchase to Bulldog Club Members, open to general public on May 7

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The two-time reigning conference champion Gardner-Webb football team has announced its complete schedule for the upcoming 2024 season. The four-game non-conference slate and eight-game conference lineup opens on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. vs. Wofford College at Spangler Stadium.

The next two weeks, the ‘Dawgs will travel to FBS opponents James Madison University (Sept. 7) and UNC Charlotte (Sept. 14). The non-conference portion of the schedule concludes on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Presbyterian College, before the Runnin’ Bulldogs open their title defense with their Big South-OVC opener on Saturday, Sept. 28 vs. Tennessee Tech.

Head Football Coach Cris Reisert

“We are excited for the 2024 Runnin’ Bulldogs football team to be on display in front of a packed Spangler Stadium this fall,” said first-year head coach Cris Reisert. “We plan to be the hardest playing and most excited team each week, and we are confident that’ll lead to a successful 2024 season!”

“New coach, new era, new level of ambition,” shared GWU President Dr. William M. Downs. “Coach Reisert brings experience, confidence, and a mountain of positive energy to Boiling Springs … and fans are going to want to be part of his inaugural season. I’m eager for fall Saturdays to get here, not just for the home games but also for the renewal of our BBQ Bowl rivalry game on the road in November. It’s going to be high-energy, high-octane football and a great gameday experience!”  

Season tickets for Gardner-Webb’s five home games are now available for purchase exclusively to Bulldog Club Members. Home games include a big matchup on Oct. 19 against Lindenwood for GWU Homecoming as well the annual Military Appreciation Day game on Nov. 16 against Tennessee State. If you have questions about your Bulldog Club membership or wish to join the Bulldog Club, please contact Wes Cogdill at (704) 406-4630 or via email at [email protected].

Season tickets sales will be open to the general public beginning on Tuesday, May 7, on For more information on season ticket availability, please contact Dylan Winwood at (704) 406-4340 or via email at [email protected].

“Our Runnin’ Bulldogs were undefeated at home last season and it was due in large part to the amazing fans who pack Spangler Stadium,” said Vice President & Director of Athletics Dr. Andrew T. Goodrich. “From the Tailgating to the Dawg Walk to the great play on the field, the Gardner-Webb college football game day experience is fun for fans of all ages.”

Single game tickets will go on sale on August 1. For more information on Gardner-Webb football tickets, follow Gardner-Webb Football on Facebook and GWUFootball on Instagram and X.

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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