BALTIMORE – Coppin State first-year head coach Laura Harper announced the Eagles’ 2020-21 women’s basketball non-conference schedule on Tuesday morning.  Among the highlights for Coppin are trips to Penn State to open the season, University of Maryland and West Virginia while hosting La Salle.

The 2020-21 season kicks off on Wednesday, November 25 with CSU traveling to Penn State before hosting La Salle on November 28 at the Physical Education Complex.  Coppin will close out the non-conference portion of its campaign with six-straight road games, starting with local trips to Mount St. Mary’s on December 2 before facing the 12th-ranked Terrapins on December 5. Harper was a four-year starter at Maryland (2004-08) and led the Terps to a National Title in 2006 where she was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player.

Three days later, the Eagles will play at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania prior to a trip South to face the Gators on December 13. In-state trips to UMBC (Dec. 16) and Towson (Dec. 29) sandwich a visit to West Virginia on December 22.

Coppin is scheduled to open MEAC North competition on Saturday, January 2 at Norfolk State before hosting three-straight conference games against Howard (Jan. 9), Delaware State (Jan. 11) and Norfolk State (Jan. 18).

All dates and opponents are subject to change.

2020-21 Coppin State Non-Conference Women’s Basketball Schedule

Date         Opponent                Notes                                  

Nov. 25       at Penn State               Laura Harper’s head coaching debut; Teams last met in 2008
Nov. 28      La Salle                        CSU home opener; Explorers won in 2019
Dec. 2        at Mount St. Mary’s       CSU won last meeting in ‘17; Eagles are 4-5 all-time against The Mount
Dec. 5        at #12 Maryland         Harper returns to alma mater where she won National Title in ‘06
Dec. 8        at St. Francis (Pa.)     Teams last met in 2011
Dec. 16      at UMBC                     CSU is 11-13 all-time against UMBC
Dec. 22      at West Virginia           Teams have faced off seven-straight seasons
Dec. 29      at Towson                    Teams last met in 2016

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