Courtesy of Mount Union Athletics
ALLIANCE, Ohio - To take words from a famous song, Mount Union will be on the road again, again and again to start the football season as a total of six road contests highlight the 2010 schedule released today.
The Purple Raiders head north and west to start the season Saturday, Sept. 11 at The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in a game that will kick off at 2 pm eastern (1 pm central) from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mount Union will start the Ohio Athletic Conference portion of its schedule seven days later (Sept. 18) at John Carroll then stay on the road the following week (Sept. 25) heading to Wilmington.
After covering 1,690 miles round trip, the Raiders host rival Ohio Northern in the home opener which will also be Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1:30 pm.
It is back on the road the following week (Oct. 9) with a 1:30 pm contest at Marietta, before back-to-back home games the next two weeks (Oct. 16 and 23) with Heidelberg and Capital. Both of those home games kick off at 1:30 pm with homecoming being the Oct. 23 matchup with the Crusaders.
Road contests at Otterbein (Oct. 30, 1:30 pm) and at Baldwin-Wallace (Nov. 6, 1:30 pm) take the next two weeks before the regular season finale and M Club Hall of Fame Day against Muskingum on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 pm at Mount Union Stadium.
Season and single-game ticket information will be released later in the spring and every home game is slated to be broadcast on television on WIVM/WIVN TV (Canton/New Philadelphia) and cable sports network SportsTime Ohio.
The Purple Raiders enter the 2010 season winners of 18 consecutive OAC championships dating back to 1992. Mount Union has played in each of the last five Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowls (NCAA Division III National title game) and the Raiders have a record 10 NCAA Division III National Championships. This coming season also marks Larry Kehres' 25th as head coach at Mount Union and he enters the campaign with a 289-22-3 (.925) record.