DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire football schedule for the year 2000 has been finalized and fans will be pleased to see six home football games on the docket for the first time since 1995, not to mention an exciting matchup with cross-state rival Dartmouth on Sept. 23 at Cowell Stadium.
The action begins on Sept. 2 when the Wildcats travel to Hampton University for a first-ever matchup between the two schools. Hampton was 8-4 last season in Division I-AA and played in the NCAA playoffs in recent years. The home-opener is scheduled for Sept. 9 when UNH entertains the University of Rhode Island.
"We are extremely excited about having six home games next season for the first time in years," said second-year head football coach Sean McDonnell. "The schedule includes Atlantic 10 Football Conference co-champions James Madison and Massachusetts and the entire league should be challenging once again. We've added a team we've never played before in Hampton University. We will be competing against intrastate rival Dartmouth on Sept 23, which poses a great challenge and should create some excitement for college football in the state. We will also have Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs, N.C.) coming to Durham on Nov. 11, a Division II program that is changing to Division I-AA status."