The Central State Marauders will open the 2012 season against Stillman College in the annual Dayton Classic on Sunday, September 2 at Welcome Stadium. The Marauders, led by Head Football Coach E.J. Junior, hope to bring home a win in an event that has become a staple during the Labor Day weekend activities around the Dayton, Ohio area.
This year marks the Marauders first full season as a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), and the league’s nine football-playing members inaugural campaign. The team has competed against several GLVC members in the past as an Independent NCAA Division II member before joining the conference.
On October 6, 2012, Central State welcomes the Missouri University of Science & Technology Miners as their Homecoming opponent at McPherson Stadium, and concludes the home schedule against the Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers on Senior Day, November 10. The Marauders will close their 2012 campaign against their traditional rivals, the Kentucky State University Thorobreds, November 17 at Alumni Stadium.