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Home cookin': Hampton to host seven in 2011

Hampton, VA (Sports Network) - Hampton will kick off its 2011 football schedule by hosting Alabama A&M on Sept. 3 in the first of seven home games.

In addition to the season-opening game, the Pirates will host Princeton on Oct. 8 in non-conference action. They also will play five Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents at home: Florida A&M (Sept. 10); North Carolina Central on Homecoming (Oct. 22); Howard (Nov. 5); Delaware State (Nov. 12); and Morgan State (Nov. 19).

The Pirates' road schedule includes the annual Battle of the Bay against Norfolk State on Oct. 15.

Hampton finished 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the MEAC under head coach Donovan Rose last season.

2011 Hampton Football Schedule

All Times ET

Sept. 3, Alabama A&M, Hampton, Va., 6 p.m.

Sept. 10, Florida A&M*, Hampton, Va., 6 p.m.

Sept. 17, at Old Dominion, Norfolk, Va., 6 p.m.

Sept. 24, at Bethune-Cookman*, Daytona Beach, Fla., TBA

Oct. 8, Princeton, Hampton, Va., 1 p.m.

Oct. 15, at Norfolk State*, Norfolk, Va., 1 p.m.

Oct. 22, North Carolina Central* (Homecoming), Hampton, Va., 2 p.m.

Oct. 29, at Savannah State*, Savannah, Ga., 2 p.m.

Nov. 5, Howard*, Hampton, Va., 1 p.m.

Nov. 12, Delaware State*, Hampton, Va., 1 p.m.

Nov. 19, Morgan State*, Hampton, Va., 1 p.m.

*-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game

03/08 15:21:19 ET