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JMU roundup: CAA reveals football slate

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RICHMOND -- The Colonial Athletic Conference officially released its 2013 football schedule on Monday, with the conference slate consisting of 85 games over a 13-week span.

The new-look CAAwelcomes Albany and Stony Brook into the league this year and maintain a one-division, 11-team conference in which each member program will play eight conference contests over the course of the fall.

The 2013 CAA football season includes a total of 44 conference games that kick off in the season's second week when Rhode Island hosts Stony Brook at Meade Stadium in what will be the Seawolves' inaugural CAA matchup.

Of the league's 41 non-conference contests, 10 feature foes from the Bowl Subdivision classification, including five teams that qualified for bowl games last year: William and Mary/West Virginia (Aug. 31), New Hampshire/Central Michigan (Sept. 7), Richmond/N.C. State (Sept. 7), Delaware/Navy (Sept. 14) and Maine/Northwestern (Sept. 21).

The league's additional FBS contests include Towson traveling to UConn on Aug. 29 and Villanova's visit to Boston College the following day. The second week of the season features James Madison's trip to Akron and Maine's matchup against former CAA football member Massachusetts on Sept. 7. Stony Brook squares off against Buffalo on Sept. 14 and Albany closes out the month with a contest at Old Dominion. Rhode Island rounds out the non-conference slate with a showdown with the Monarchs on Nov. 2.


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