Oct. 28, 2010
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern University has finalized its 2011 and 2012 football schedules, along with its Homecoming and Family Weekend dates for both seasons.
The Wildcats' 2011 schedule now is set after Northwestern's originally scheduled Nov. 26 nonconference game with Rice was moved to Saturday, Nov. 12, in Evanston. The Wildcats will have an open date on Saturday, Sept. 24. These moves became necessary after the Big Ten Conference announced its new schedule, which accommodates the addition of Nebraska, in August.
Homecoming in 2011 is slated for Oct. 22 when the Wildcats take on Penn State. Family Weekend will move to Nov. 12 when NU plays host to Rice. Northwestern will open the 2011 season at Boston College on Saturday, Sept. 3, before opening its home season against Eastern Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 10. Northwestern also will play at Army on Saturday, Sept. 17. NU begins Big Ten play on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Illinois.
If you are not already a Northwestern football season-ticket holder, guarantee yourself access to season tickets for 2011 by submitting an initial request to the NU ticket office at 2011NorthwesternFootball@gmail.com right now. In the e-mail to 2011NorthwesternFootball@gmail.com, please include the following information:
The number of season tickets you would like to purchase
A Northwestern ticket representative will contact you at a later date to complete your season ticket purchase. While fans on this list will have guaranteed access to season tickets for the 2011 season, priority seating will be provided to existing season ticket holders. For questions regarding 2011 season tickets, call the ticket office at 1-888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775).
In 2012, Nebraska will make its first visit to Evanston on Saturday, Oct. 20, when NU will hold its annual Family Weekend. The following Saturday, on Oct. 27, the Wildcats host Iowa for Homecoming.
2011 NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 3 at Boston College
Sept. 10 vs. Eastern Illinois
Sept. 17 at Army
Sept. 24 Open
Oct. 1 at Illinois
Oct. 8 vs. Michigan
Oct. 15 at Iowa
Oct. 22 vs. Penn State (Homecoming)
Oct. 29 at Indiana
Nov. 5 at Nebraska
Nov. 12 vs. Rice (Family Weekend)
Nov. 19 vs. Minnesota
Nov. 26 vs. Michigan State
2012 NORTHWESTERN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 1 at Syracuse
Sept. 8 vs. Vanderbilt
Sept. 15 vs. Boston College
Sept. 22 vs. South Dakota
Sept. 29 vs. Indiana
Oct. 6 at Penn State
Oct. 13 at Minnesota
Oct. 20 vs. Nebraska (Family Weekend)
Oct. 27 vs. Iowa (Homecoming)
Nov. 3 Open
Nov. 10 at Michigan
Nov. 17 at Michigan State
Nov. 24 Illinois
NOTE: Times will be announced at a later date. All dates are tentative and subject to change.
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