WMU News

Football Broncos add Virginia to 2003 home schedule

Aug. 23, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's centennial celebration will include a showcase football game at Waldo Stadium.

The University of Virginia will travel to Kalamazoo for a contest versus the host Broncos Sept. 13, 2003. As part of the three-game arrangement announced this week, the Broncos will play the Cavaliers in Charlottesville, Va., during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Virginia is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

"We are extremely excited to bring a quality ACC opponent such as Virginia into our stadium for the University's 100th anniversary celebration," said Kathy Beauregard, director of intercollegiate athletics. "The strength of our non-conference schedule speaks volumes about our football program."

"With Virginia Tech coming to our place this year and Virginia lined up for next season, it's a big deal for the Broncos and their fans," said Gary Darnell, head football coach, "Waldo Stadium has become, and will continue to be, a special place to watch a game. We are certainly proud of that fact."

In addition to playing Virginia at home next season, WMU will travel to Michigan State Aug. 30. The remainder of the Broncos' 2003 schedule has not been finalized.

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 269 387-4138, daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu


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