LANCASTER, Pa. - Schedules for Franklin & Marshall's winter athletic teams have been announced and are available for viewing at GoDiplomats.com. Click on the links above to access each team's 2019-20 set of contests.
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F&M opens the 2019-20 year at home against York on Friday, Nov. 8th at 7:00 p.m. The annual William Marshall Tip-Off Tournament is set for the following weekend in Mayser, and begins on Friday, Nov. 15 against Lancaster Bible at 7:30 p.m. Christopher Newport and Marywood also compete in the tournament, with the Consolation (5:30 p.m.) and Championship (7:30 p.m.) games set for Saturday evening.
Centennial play starts on the road against Gettysburg on Nov. 26th. The Sponaugle New Years Tournament is slated to run from Dec. 29-30 and features St. Elizabeth, Mary Washington, and Susquehanna with the Consolation game at 1:00 p.m. and the Championship at 3:00 p.m. on Monday.
The CC Playoffs begin with the First Round on Tuesday, Feb. 25 with the Semifinals and Championship occurring on Feb. 28-29.
Women's basketball opens the season with four consecutive home games, including the opener on Wednesday, Nov. 13th against Marywood. The annual Terry Greene Tip-Off Classic starts off on Saturday, Nov. 16th when F&M hosts Wilkes at 3:00 p.m. Elizabethtown and William and Smith also compete in the tournament, with the Consolation (1:00 p.m.) and Championship (3:00 p.m.) games set for Sunday afternoon.
A home game against Dickinson on Saturday, Nov. 23rd serves as the Centennial opener, while the Diplomats hit the road to close out the 2019 calendar year by competing at the Smith Holiday Tournament in Massachusetts on Dec. 29-30.
Centennial Playoffs begin with the First Round on Tuesday, Feb. 25 with the Semifinals and Championship set to run from Feb. 28-29.
Men's and Women's Squash
Both F&M squash teams travel down to Charlottesville, Va. to start off the 2019-20 campaign with three matches in two days. A Friday, Nov. 1st contest against Richmond serves as the season opener.
The Diplomats' first contest in Mayser is set for Saturday, Nov. 23rd with the men facing Tufts and MIT while the women are slated to battle Tufts. The newly-formed Middle Atlantic Squash Conference is hosting its Championship on Feb. 7-9 in Washington, D.C.
CSA Team Championships for the men's side will take place in Boston, Mass. and is set for Feb. 28th to March 1st, while the women will compete in the tournament on Feb. 21-23 in New Haven, Conn. Philadelphia is the site of the CSA Individual Championships for both the men's and women's squads and takes place from March 6-8.
Men's and Women's Track & Field
F&M's upcoming indoor track & field season begins at home on Saturday, Dec. 7th with the Coach I Open at the ASFC. Five regular-season meets follow, including the Diplomat Open on Saturday, Jan. 25th, as well as the Little Dip Invite on Friday, Jan. 31st. The Centennial Conference (CC) Indoor Championships, which are being hosted by F&M, are slated to take place on Feb. 29th to March 1st.
Men's and Women's Swimming
The men's and women's swimming programs start off 2019-20 at home by hosting York and Widener on Saturday, Oct. 19th at 1:00 p.m. CC competition starts on Saturday, Oct. 26th when the Diplomats travel to Washington College for a 1:00 p.m. dual meet.
On Nov. 22-24, the annual Franklin & Marshall Invitational takes place at the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center, while the CC Championships are being hosted by Gettysburg for the second straight year and are set to run from Feb. 20-23.
The Diplomats are currently set to compete in 12 dual meets to go along with numerous tournaments as F&M prepares for the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) Championships, which are hosted by Lehigh on March 6-7.
Notable events include the historic Midlands Tournament, hosted by Northwestern, from Dec. 29-30 while the tradition of the Rupp Cup returns to Mayser on Feb. 13th with an 8:00 p.m. dual against Millersville.
The eighth annual David H. Lehman F&M Open is set for Saturday, Jan. 4th at the ASFC in Lancaster, while the NCAA Championships are taking place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on March 19-21.