If Winston-Salem State coach Robert Massey wants to turn around his football program, he’ll have to do it from the road, especially early.
The Rams will open this season with four straight road games before finally getting to their first game at Bowman Gray Stadium on Oct. 1 against Lincoln (Pa.). That’s also homecoming for the WSSU fans and alumni.
The Rams will open their season on Sunday, Sept. 4, against Central State at the Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic in Canton, Ohio, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Three of the Rams’ final four games are at home.
The CIAA championship game is scheduled for Salem, Va., Nov. 12.
Massey, who signed a four-year contract extension after being the interim head coach for two seasons, has back-to-back records of 4-6 and 3-6.
Massey will have to adjust his coaching staff heading into spring practice after the departure of defensive coordinator Marvin Bohannon Jr., who is now at Alabama A&M. Bohannon, a North Forsyth graduate, has been at Alabama A&M for two weeks as he joined his former head coach, Connell Maynor.