MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois Director of Athletics Dr. Tim Van Alstine announced Friday
(Feb. 10) a change in the 2012 football schedule.
Fighting Leathernecks were to face Hampton on September 8th. Van Alstine said
that game will be rescheduled to August 29th, 2013. In its place, Western will
play host to the University of Indianapolis.
It's the first
meeting between the Leathernecks and Division II Greyhounds (7-4 overall in
"Scheduling for any
sport is never easy. The current agreement allows us to keep our six-game
schedule at Hanson Field this fall, and allows us to secure one of the two home
games we needed to schedule for 2013. Ideally we wanted to schedule a Division
I opponent, but it was more important for our program to keep that a home game,"
said Van Alstine. "We agreed to help out Hampton this fall. However, our
contract with Hampton still stipulates it must pay us a buyout if for some
reason they decide to back out in the future."
open the 2012 season on August 30th at Hanson Field versus Butler.