West Virginia University Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong has announced today the 2010 football schedule, highlighted by seven home games, four national television appearances and an attractive non-conference slate.
“We are pleased with this year’s schedule,” Pastilong says. “There are seven home games, which always is good for our fan base. We have four national television games already slated, which gives our football program outstanding exposure. The non-conference schedule will be very challenging once again, but it gives our team a chance to compete against teams from the ACC, Conference USA, Mountain West and SEC.”
The Mountaineers open the 2010 schedule on Saturday, Sept. 4, at home against Coastal Carolina. Other home games are against Maryland, UNLV, USF, Syracuse, Cincinnati and Rutgers. The Syracuse game will be designated as the Homecoming game on the WVU campus, while Cincinnati will be part of Mountaineer Week festivities.
Four games already are slated for national television. USF will be aired on ESPN, UConn on ESPN2 and Pitt and Rutgers will be on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. The Mountaineers’ road games are at Marshall, LSU, Connecticut, Louisville and Pitt. Gametimes will be set later.
“I really like the way our schedule is put together,” WVU football coach Bill Stewart says. “The mix of road and home games makes it an attractive schedule and gives our fans two home games in September, three in October and one in November and December. Our schedule is very challenging, but I believe our fans will enjoy it.”
Day Date Opponent
Sat. Sept. 4 Coastal Carolina
Sat. Sept. 11 at Marshall
Sat. Sept. 18 Maryland
Sat. Sept. 25 at LSU
Sat. Oct. 2 Bye
Sat. Oct. 9 UNLV
Thu. Oct. 14 USF (ESPN)
Sat. Oct. 23 Syracuse (Homecoming)
Fri. Oct. 29 at Connecticut (ESPN2)
Sat. Nov. 6 Bye
Sat. Nov. 13 Cincinnati (Mountaineer Day)
Sat. Nov. 20 at Louisville
Fri. Nov. 26 at Pitt (ESPN/ESPN2/ABC)
Sat. Dec. 4 Rutgers (ESPN/ESPN2/ABC)
Contact: Mike Montoro, director of football communications