Princeton announces 2024 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Princeton Tigers have announced their 2024 football schedule, which includes five home games and 10 contests overall.

Princeton is scheduled to open the 2024 season with a non-conference contest on the road against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Tigers open the home portion of their schedule on Sept. 28 at Powers Field at Princeton Stadium against the Howard Bison, also a non-conference opponent. Princeton’s final non-conference game of the season is two weeks later on the road against the Mercer Bears on Oct. 12.

Ivy League action for Princeton kicks off on Oct. 5 when the Tigers travel to take on the Columbia Lions. Other Ivy League road games include Harvard on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Yale on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Princeton will host Ivy League foes Brown (Oct. 19), Cornell (Nov. 2), Dartmouth (Nov. 9), and Penn (Nov. 23) at Princeton Stadium in 2024.

Below is Princeton’s complete schedule for the 2024 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2024 Princeton Football Schedule

  • 09/21 – at Lehigh
  • 09/28 – Howard
  • 10/05 – at Columbia*
  • 10/12 – at Mercer
  • 10/19 – Brown*
  • 10/26 – at Harvard*
  • 11/02 – Cornell*
  • 11/09 – Dartmouth*
  • 11/16 – at Yale*
  • 11/23 – Penn*

* Ivy League contest.

Princeton finished the 2023 season 5-5 overall and 4-3 in Ivy League action. The Tigers are entering their 14th season under head coach Bob Surace, who has a 78-52 overall record at the school.

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I love the fact that the Ivy League never changes—10 games, no FCS playoffs and no games before the third Saturday in September.

On the other hand, is it time for change? What remains the reason that Ivies don’t participate in the FCS playoffs? Please don’t say “end of semester,” because they allow their baseball teams to play in the NCAA tournament, and that season concludes right through final exams.

I also wonder if they’d ever let Ivies play that 11th game. They could start a week earlier and perhaps even squeeze a bye in if they so choose.

Part of me would be intrigued by Ivy teams in the FCS playoffs, but part of me respects that they have stuck to tradition, particularly in an era when most schools and conferences don’t care about tradition—if you think Cal and Stanford in the ACC makes sense, then see me about my oceanfront condo for sale in Nebraska.

My dream 11/1 Princeton Tigers host Cornell Big Red Friday under the lights & be televised on ESPNU with 7:00PM Kickoff.