Beaver Football announces dates for its 98th season

Beaver Football announces dates for its 98th season

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Brent Cizek


Bemidji State Football will begin the 2024 season on August 29

BEMIDJI, Minnesota – The 98th The season in Bemidji State football history is scheduled to begin on August 29 as Bemidji State head coach. Brent Bolté announced the Beavers’ 2024 schedule Tuesday afternoon.

Following the program’s third straight NCAA Tournament appearance and first-ever home game in the second round of the NCAA playoffs, the No. 12/16 Beavers will play an 11-game 2024 season, including six home games at Chet Anderson Stadium.

For the full schedule, click here.

The Beavers officially open the 2024 season at home by hosting Michigan Technological University at Chet Anderson Stadium on Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. The meeting between the Beavers and Huskies will be the first since 1993 and the 31st generally. The August 29 start date is the earliest start to a Beaver football season since 2011 (August 25).

Bemidji State will then hit the road for its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game and travel to Mankato, Minnesota, for a rivalry game against Minnesota State University, Mankato at Blakeslee Stadium on September 7.

The Beavers will then return home and honor their seniors for Senior Day and host the Shrine Game on September 14 when they take on Southwest Minnesota State University at 2 p.m.

In week three, BSU heads south again and heads to Sioux Falls, SD, for a game against the University of Sioux Falls on September 21.

The following Saturday, the Beavers will attempt to return to the waters of Lake Bemidji when they host the University of Mary for homecoming on September 28 at 2 p.m. BSU will attempt to blow the lake for the 22ndsd time in program history and the first since 2022.

Bemidji State will next travel to Aberdeen, SD, for an away game against Northern State University on Oct. 5 and will have the following week off with a bye week.

The Beavers return to action on Saturday, October 19 and take on Minot State University at Chet Anderson Stadium for the annual Lion’s Club game.

After a road trip to Winona State University on October 26, the Beavers then return home to host Wayne State College on November 2.

BSU will take its final road trip of the regular season on November 9 for a battle to defend the coveted Battle Ax for the fifth straight season against Minnesota State University-Moorhead for the 90th confrontation between the two teams.

The Beavers close out the 2024 regular season at home and host Augustana University on November 16 at 1 p.m.

All Beavers regular season games will be broadcast online at and commentary will be provided by the Beaver Radio Network.

For more information on the Bemidji State football program, follow the Beavers on X (@BSUBeaversFB), like them on Facebook ( and follow them on Instagram (@BSUBeaversFB).

Located on the shores of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s hockey members from the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and women’s hockey members from Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs are members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).