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2010 Bryant Schedule Features Seven Home Dates
Bulldogs Set To Begin Year Three of Division I and open the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 against Fordham at Bulldog Stadium.
The Bryant University football team will play a school record seven home games at Bulldog Stadium this fall as the 2010 Bryant Football Schedule has been officially announced.
Head coach Marty Fine will enter his seventh season at Bryant when he leads the Bulldogs into the season opener on Saturday, September 4 at home against Fordham. Kickoff will be at 3 p.m. as the game will coincide with campus move-in weekend.
Bryant has posted a 23-8 record during the six seasons at home under Fine including a 3-2 mark in 2009. Following the Fordham game, Bryant will host former Northeast-10 Conference rivals Saint Anselm (Sept. 11) and Merrimack (Sept. 18) before hitting the road for a pair of Northeast Conference games.
Bryant, which will begin its third year competing at the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) in 2010, will also be competing as a member of the Northeast Conference for the second year in a row.
Conference play will kickoff on Sept. 25 when the Bulldogs travel to New Britain, Conn. to face defending NEC championship Central Connecticut State. The Bulldogs will visit Wagner (Oct.2) the following week before returning back home October 9 to take on Sacred Heart for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.
Following the Sacred Heart game, Bryant will head to West Long Branch, N.J. to take on Monmouth University October 16 before returning back to Smithfield, R.I. to host the University at Albany October 30 for Parents and Family Weekend.
Bryant will head out to Saint Francis (PA) for its final road trip of the year Nov. 6 and host Robert Morris (Nov. 13) and Duquesne (Nov. 20). The Bulldogs are a perfect 6-0 against the three Pennsylvania Northeast Conference schools.
Starting this fall, the Northeast Conference will gain an automatic bid into the Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The FCS playoff will expand from 16 to 20 teams starting this year and the NEC will acquire one of the four added berths and guaranteed an opportunity to play in the 2010 FCS Championship.
This fall will be the third year of Bryant’s four-year transition process from Division II to Division I. Therefore, Bryant will become eligible for postseason play in the fall of 2012.
2010 Bryant Football Schedule
Date Opponent Time Score
Sat 4 Fordham 3:00 PM
Sat 11 St. Anselm 1:00 PM
Sat 18 Merrimack 1:00 PM
Sat 25 at Central Conn. St. * TBA
Sat 2 at Wagner * TBA
Sat 9 Sacred Heart * 1:00 PM
Sat 16 at Monmouth * TBA
Sat 30 Albany (N.Y.) * 1:00 PM
Sat 6 at St. Francis (Pa.) * TBA
Sat 13 Robert Morris * 12:00 PM
Sat 20 Duquesne * 12:00 PM
By Bryant University Sports Information