ANN ARBOR -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced today (May 28) the signing of two non-conference football games for the 2010 season. The Wolverines will play host to the University of Massachusetts (Sept. 18) and Bowling Green State University (Sept. 25) on consecutive weeks at Michigan Stadium.
"We appreciate the efforts made by both UMass and Bowling Green to accept one-year contracts to play at the Big House," said Athletic Director Bill Martin. "The scheduling landscape is becoming more difficult and we discussed the open dates with a number of institutions and want to thank them for their time and effort during this process."
The one-game contracts complete three of the four non-conference games for the Wolverines. The 2010 opener on Sept. 4 has not been determined at this time.
"We are working hard to line up an opponent for the opening game in renovated Michigan Stadium," added Martin. "We hope to have an announcement in the near future."
This will be the first-ever meeting between Michigan and Massachusetts and the second time that the Wolverines face the Falcons. U-M defeated BGSU by a 42-7 score in the opener to the 2000 season.
Following is the 2010 schedule:
Sept. 4 TBA
Sept. 11 at Notre Dame
Sept. 18 Massachusetts
Sept. 25 Bowling Green
Oct. 2 at Indiana *
Oct. 9 Michigan State *
Oct. 16 Iowa * (Homecoming)
Oct. 30 at Penn State *
Nov. 6 Illinois *
Nov. 13 at Purdue *
Nov. 20 Wisconsin *
Nov. 27 at Ohio State *
* denotes Big Ten Conference games.
Home games (Bold) at Michigan Stadium.
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