Hudson Valley Sports Report


Foxes To Visit Quakers in 2025, Will Host in 2028


By Rich Thomaselli
HVSR Staff

The Marist College football program continues to beef up its schedule.

Four months after announcing it would play its first Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS, formerly Division I-A) opponents when it makes the short ride to face Army at West Point in 2025, the school announced it would play a home-and-home series with another of the most historic programs in college football.

Marist will face Penn of the Ivy League, The series will start with the Red Foxes traveling to Philadelphia to face the Quakers on Oct. 11, 2025. Penn will then face Marist at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie on Oct. 7, 2028.

“We’re excited to add a home-and-home series with Penn to our upcoming schedules,” Marist head coach Jim Parady said said in a statement. “We have a great appreciation for the history and success of the Penn program. It’s important for our program to continue adding quality opponents to our future schedules. We look forward to facing both Penn and Army in 2025.” 


Penn has played 1,403 football games in its history, the most of any NCAA program. The Quakers have 856 all-time wins, the third most in Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly Division I-AA), and have captured seven national championships. The program plays its home games at historic Franklin Field, the nation’s oldest stadium which has stood since 1895.

These two meetings will be the first for Marist against Penn in program history. Penn will be the fourth Ivy League program the Red Foxes will have faced. Marist will have its fifth all-time meeting against Columbia in the 2021 season, and the Red Foxes faced both Cornell and Dartmouth for the first time in 2019.

“As Marist College football continues to improve, competing against great academic institutions with established football programs like Penn and Army West Point is an important next step,” Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said. “The matchups will continue our development and also provide our players with an outstanding student-athlete experience. The challenges of competing against these great programs will only make our athletes better.”



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