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SU roundup: SU announces football slate


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Shenandoah University football coach Scott Yoder announced his program's 2013 schedule Monday morning.

Yoder, who was named as the Hornets' head coach on Jan. 3, will have five home games this coming fall.

SU opens the season on Sept. 7 with a 7 p.m., home game against Gallaudet before taking on former USA South rivals Ferrum and Christopher Newport on the next two weekends, respectively.

The Ferrum game is a 1 p.m., start with CNU kicking off at 7 p.m.

The Gallaudet matchup will be the first between the two teams since the 2001 season. Shenandoah had its first-ever win as a four-year program over the Bison in 2000 and then christened Shentel Stadium (now called Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium) with a 37-6 win on Sept. 15, 2001.

The bye week follows the CNU contest, with the Hornets opening up their 2013 ODAC slate on Sept. 5 against Bridgewater.

This game is tentatively scheduled for a 7 p.m., start.

Yoder's club takes its first ODAC road trip on Oct. 12 to Guilford before hosting Catholic on Oct. 19 in a 1 p.m., homecoming contest.

Away games at Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon sandwich the transition from October to November and complete the road portion of the schedule.

Shenandoah completes its 2013 slate with 1 p.m., home games against Emory and Henry on Nov. 9 and Washington and Lee on Nov. 16.

The W&L game will likely be the opening game in a football/men's basketball doubleheader at SU.

Baseball

Taking advantage of relatively balmy weather, the Shenandoah baseball team held its initial practice of the 2013 season Monday afternoon.

Coach Kevin Anderson broke the team up into three groups, using Bridgeforth Field, the former National Guard Armory and the turf at Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium for its first workout.

Anderson has a 49-man roster this season with seven seniors, eight juniors, 10 sophomores and 24 freshmen.

Shenandoah opens the 2013 season on Feb. 16 with a non-league doubleheader against Misericordia. The ODAC opener is March 2 at Roanoke.



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