The Washburn Ichabods will open 129th season of football on Sept. 5 when they will play host to the Lincoln Blue Tigers at 6 p.m. in Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl.

The Ichabods are coming off a 5-6 season in 2018 and were tabbed eighth in both the MIAA Coaches and MIAA Media Preseason Polls.

The Blue Tigers were 3-8 last season playing as a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference going 2-5 in conference play.

With Lindenwood and Southwest Baptist both leaving the MIAA last season, Lincoln, who was a member of the MIAA in all sports but football returns to MIAA play as a football-playing school taking Lindenwood’s spot in the 2019 schedule.

Washburn is 6-0 all time against Lincoln, including 3-0 under Head Coach Craig Schurig.

The first edition of the Washburn Coaches show was on Tuesday, September 3rd at the home of the Washburn Coaches show, Skinny’s Sports Bar and Grill on Huntoon and Gage.

Craig Schurig now in his 18th year,  breaks down every facet of the team, offense, defense, special teams, plus a preview of Lincoln and a recap of the off-season.