Elon announces 2024 football schedule with six home games

Elon will play 12 games in the regular season for the first time since 2014 and six home games for the first time since 2016.

The Elon University Department of Athletics has announced the 2024 football schedule, which includes a 12-game regular season and six home contests in Rhodes Stadium. Elon will play 12 games in the regular season for the first time since 2014 and six home games for the first time since 2016.

In conjunction with the schedule release, Elon University has announced that Family Weekend will take place surrounding the Sept. 28 home game against Richmond, while Homecoming will take place the weekend of Nov. 2 as Elon hosts Campbell.

2024 Elon Football Schedule

  • Friday, Aug. 30 – at Duke University

  • Saturday, Sept. 7 – at North Carolina Central University

  • Saturday, Sept. 14 – Western Carolina University

  • Saturday, Sept. 21 – East Tennessee State University

  • Saturday, Sept. 28 – University of Richmond (Family Weekend)

  • Saturday, Oct. 12 – University of New Hampshire

  • Saturday, Oct. 19 – at University of Albany

  • Saturday, Oct. 26 – at Hampton University

  • Saturday, Nov. 2 – Campbell University (Homecoming)

  • Saturday, Nov. 9 – at College of William & Mary

  • Saturday, Nov. 16 – University of Maine (Senior Day)

  • Saturday, Nov. 23 – at North Carolina A&T State University

*Home games in bold

Elon will open the 2024 season on Friday, Aug. 30 at Duke. It will be the second consecutive year in which the Phoenix has played a non-Saturday game against an ACC opponent to open the season. Duke holds an 8-0-1 lead in the all-time series (Elon tied then-Trinity 0-0 in 1921) and the Blue Devils most recently posted a 52-13 win in 2014. The Blue Devils went 8-5 in 2023, including a 4-4 mark in ACC play, before Head Coach Mike Elko was hired away by Texas A&M. Former Miami Hurricanes Head Coach Manny Diaz takes over at Duke for 2024.

In week two, Elon heads to North Carolina Central for a second consecutive non-conference game against the Eagles. The Sept. 7 match-up will be the 14th meeting between the two schools and Elon holds a 9-4 edge in the series. Last year, N.C. Central earned a 34-23 win in a game in which both teams were ranked in the FCS Top 25. The Eagles went 9-3 on the season and earned a bid to the FCS playoffs, losing to Richmond in the first round.


Season ticket sales and renewals will begin Monday, Jan. 22. More season ticket information will be provided before the ticket on-sale date. Fans interested in purchasing season tickets may call the Elon Ticket Office at (336) 278-6750 with any questions.