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Hampton football announces 10-game schedule

Hampton, VA (Sports Network) - Hampton University on Monday released a 10-game football schedule for the upcoming season - one game below what is allowed by the NCAA to FCS programs.

The Pirates, from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, will play four home games at Armstrong Stadium: Sept. 8, Old Dominion; Sept. 29, Bethune-Cookman; Oct. 13, Norfolk State in the annual Battle of the Bay; and Oct, 27, Savannah State on Homecoming Day.

Hampton's road games are against Tennessee Tech (Aug. 30), Florida A&M (Sept. 15), North Carolina Central (Oct. 20), Howard (Nov. 3), Delaware State (Nov. 10) and Morgan State (Nov. 17).

The Pirates, coming into their fourth season under head coach Donovan Rose, finished 7-4 last year.

2012 Hampton Football Schedule

All Times ET

Aug. 30, at Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, Tenn., TBA

Sept. 8, Old Dominion, Hampton, Va., 6 p.m.

Sept. 15, at Florida A&M*, Tallahassee, Fla., 6 p.m.

Sept. 29, Bethune-Cookman*, Hampton, Va., 6 p.m.

Oct. 13, Norfolk State* (Battle of the Bay), Hampton, Va., 1 p.m.

Oct. 20, at North Carolina Central*, Durham, N.C., 2 p.m.

Oct. 27, Savannah State* (Homecoming), Hampton, Va., 2 p.m.

Nov. 3, at Howard*, Washington, D.C., 1 p.m.

Nov. 10, at Delaware State*, Dover, Del., 1 p.m.

Nov. 17, at Morgan State*, Baltimore, 1 p.m.

* - MEAC game

05/21 11:59:56 ET

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