WMU News

CommUniverCity Night 2003 opponent is William & Mary

Oct. 22, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's football team has finalized its non-conference schedule for the 2003 season with the addition of the College of William & Mary for the CommUniverCity Night home opener Saturday, Sept. 6.

The Tribe have advanced to the Division I-AA Playoffs in seven of the last 14 seasons and posted
winning seasons in 16 of their last 19 campaigns. Head Coach Jimmy Laycock, now in his 23rd season, led William & Mary to a share of the Atlantic 10 Conference title last season and has his 2003 squad off to a 4-2 start. Located in Williamsburg, Va., the College of William & Mary is the nation's second oldest college, founded in 1693.

Two of WMU's non-conference games will be played at Waldo Stadium next year. The Broncos open at Michigan State University Saturday, Aug. 30, before hosting William & Mary and the University of Virginia on consecutive Saturdays. WMU will make its first-ever visit to the University of Connecticut on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Western Michigan will play a 12-game schedule in 2003. The eight-game Mid-American Conference schedule is expected to be finalized by February.

2003 Non-Conference Football Schedule

Aug. 30  at Michigan State
Sept. 6  William & Mary
Sept. 13 Virginia
Nov. 1   at Connecticut

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

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