Bishop’s formally joins Atlantic Football Conference

Posted at 10:54 am on January 26, 2017 | Filed Under: Sports

St. FX has a new team to worry about once the Football season begins for the 2017-18 season. At a press conference held Monday, it was formally announced that the Bishop’s Gaiters were added to the AUS, expanding the league to 5 teams.

This announcement marked the first time in 27 years that the AUS has been able to expand the league. As a result, each of the conference s five teams will play eight regular season games over the course of a 10-week schedule.

St. FX coach Gary Waterman is excited to see the expanded league and thinks there will be great excitement whenever the Quebec team comes to town:

 

The regular season will kick off two weeks earlier than it did last season, with opening night set for Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. The two-time reigning champion StFX X-Men will visit the Saint Mary’s Huskies in Halifax, N.S. Bishop s will host their homecoming game on September 23rd day versus the StFX X-Men.