WUSTL Football Announces 2013 Schedule
St. Louis, Mo., March 26, 2013 – A season-opening match-up at four-time NCAA Division III national champion University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and five home games highlight the 2013 Washington University in St. Louis football schedule, as announced by head coach Larry Kindbom.
The Bears visit Wisconsin-Whitewater Saturday, Sept. 7, for the 2013 season opener at Noon. UW-Whitewater is the 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 NCAA Division III National Champions. This marks the second-straight season Washington U. opens the season against UW-Whitewater.
Washington U. hosts Rhodes College in the home opener at Francis Field Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. The two teams are meeting for the 26th-straight season and 50th time in school history. The Bears also host Centre College (Sept. 28) and Berry College (Oct. 5) during non-conference action at Francis Field. Berry, Centre and Rhodes are future conference members with Washington University in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA).
Washington U.’s non-conference road schedule features trips to No. 15 ranked Coe College (Sept. 21), future SAA member Hendrix College (Oct. 12) and Macalester College (Oct. 26). Coe advanced to the NCAA Division III Playoffs in 2012 and posted a 10-0 regular season record.
The Bears open University Athletic Association (UAA) play Saturday, Nov. 2, at Carnegie Mellon University, at Noon. Washington U. closes the season with conference home games against Case Western Reserve University (Nov. 9) and the University of Chicago (Nov. 16). All five home games will be broadcast live on Bears TV at: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/wustl.portal.
All but one of Washington University’s opponents that fielded a team a year ago recorded a .500 or better season. UW-Whitewater (7-3), Rhodes (6-3), Coe (10-1), Centre (6-4), Macalester (6-4), Carnegie Mellon (6-5) and Case Western Reserve (6-4) all won six or more games. Berry will take the field for its inaugural season in 2013, while Hendrix is bringing football back to its campus for the first time since 1960.
Washington University finished the 2012 season with a 5-5 overall record and ended the season on a four-game winning streak. The Bears also won their ninth UAA Championship with a 3-0 record. Washington U. has recorded winning seasons in 20 of 24 seasons under Kindbom.