URI Announces 2011 Football Schedule

Rhody Football Announces 2011 Schedule
Rams open the year at Syracuse on Sept. 10
 
KINGSTON, R.I.
– Big East opponent Syracuse and NCAA Championship participants Delaware, New Hampshire and William and Mary highlight the 2011 University of Rhode Island football schedule which was announced on Tuesday.
 
“We are excited about our 2011 schedule and we feel we are poised to take a big step forward this season,” head coach Joe Trainer said.
 
Rhody opens the 2011 campaign on Sept. 10 at the Carrier Dome as it takes on Syracuse, which finished the 2010 season with an 8-5 record and a win over Kansas State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
 
The Rams open CAA Football the following week as they travel to Massachusetts to take on the Minutemen on Sept. 17. Last season, Rhody defeated UMass 37-34 on Senior Day at Meade Stadium.
 
URI then welcomes Fordham for its home-opener on Sept. 24. From there, the Rams head to Providence on Oct. 1 to take on in-state rival Brown for the 30th annual Governor's Cup game.
 
Two of the next three games will be held in Kingston as it welcomes first year CAA Football member Old Dominion (Oct. 8) and NCAA national runner-up Delaware (Oct. 22) to Meade Stadium. On Oct. 15, Rhody heads to Maine to take on the Black Bears.
 
Rhode Island closes out the year with two games at home (William and Mary – Nov. 5; Towson – Nov. 19) and two on the road (New Hampshire – Oct. 29; James Madison – Nov. 12). URI's meeting with James Madison will be its first since 2007.
 
The Rams begin preparation for the 2011 season on April 1 as they begin spring practice. URI's annual Blue and White game is set for April 30 at Meade Stadium.