Pioneer Football League Announces 2024 Conference Slate

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
by Cody Bush, PFL Media Relations

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Pioneer Football League’s announced its 2024 conference slate, Tuesday, featuring 44 games between the league’s 11 members.

The upcoming 2024 season marks the 32nd year for the Pioneer Football League – the nation’s only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. Each league member plays an eight-game schedule to determine the league champion and recipient of the PFL’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Football Championship.

The 2024 league schedule gets underway during Week 5 (Sat., Sept 28) with four games on the schedule. Reigning and seven-time PFL champion Drake opens its defense when it hosts 12-time champion San Diego during the opening weekend.

The highlight of the 2024 slate is set for Week 11, which boasts a slate of four highly anticipated games:

  • Drake travels north to meet St. Thomas in a rematch of last season’s game that proved the pivotal moment in the championship race.
  • Butler and Valparaiso square off in the annual Hoosier Helmet battle at Valparaiso’s Brown Field.
  • San Diego heads east to face Dayton in a matchup of the league’s two teams with 12 championships.
  • Davidson hosts a Morehead State squad that derailed its championship run last season.

About the Pioneer Football League

The Pioneer Football League is the only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The PFL is a truly national conference with members on each coast and throughout the nation’s heartland. Butler University, the University of Dayton, Drake University, and Valparaiso University were among the league’s founding members in 1993, with Davidson College, Marist College, Morehead State University, Presbyterian College, the University of San Diego, the University of St. Thomas, and Stetson University joining to form the current 11-team league.

2024 PFL Conference Schedule

Week 5: Saturday, Sept. 28
Davidson at Presbyterian
Dayton at Marist
San Diego at Drake
Valparaiso at Morehead State

Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 5
Drake at Valparaiso
Marist at Davidson
Morehead State at Butler
Presbyterian at San Diego
Stetson at St. Thomas

Week 7: Saturday, Oct. 12
Butler at Drake
Davidson at Dayton
Presbyterian at Morehead State
St. Thomas at Marist
Valparaiso at Stetson

Week 8: Saturday, Oct. 19
Dayton at Butler
Drake at Presbyterian
Marist at San Diego
Stetson at Davidson
St. Thomas at Valparaiso

Week 9: Saturday, Oct. 26
Butler at Davidson
Morehead State at Dayton
Presbyterian at Stetson
San Diego at St. Thomas
Valparaiso at Marist

Week 10: Saturday, Nov. 2
Davidson at San Diego
Dayton at Presbyterian
Marist at Drake
Stetson at Butler
St. Thomas at Morehead State

Week 11: Saturday, Nov. 9
Butler at Valparaiso
Drake at St. Thomas
Marist at Stetson
Morehead State at Davidson
San Diego at Dayton

Week 12: Saturday, Nov. 16
Morehead State at Drake
Presbyterian at Marist
Stetson at San Diego
St. Thomas at Butler
Valparaiso at Dayton

Week 13: Saturday, Nov. 23
Butler at Presbyterian
Davidson at Valparaiso
Dayton at St. Thomas
Drake at Stetson
San Diego at Morehead State