First night home game since 2000
Cumberland football announced game times for its 2012 schedule this week, which includes one night game at the new home of the program, Nokes-Lasater Field, and one other evening contest on the road.
The Bulldogs open the season against Kansas Wesleyan in the Big River Bowl at Noon in Dyersburg on September 1 before the home schedule begins the next week with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff against the University of the Cumberlands.
CU takes on Belhaven University at home on Sept. 15 at 1:30 and follows that with road outings at UVA-Wise (5 p.m. Central Time) and the University of Pikeville (12:30 p.m. CT).
Homecoming and Hall of Fame weekend takes place October 5-6, with kickoff against Union College set for 1:30 p.m.
The October 20 home game versus Campbellsville University will take place at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs last played a home night game in 2000, also at Nokes-Lasater, a victory vs. Austin Peay.
CUs final home game of the year on November 3 kicks off at 1:30 p.m. against first-year program Bluefield College. Road contests versus Faulkner University (Oct. 13), Bethel University (Oct. 27) and Lindsey Wilson (Nov. 10) will all kickoff at 1:30 p.m.
The complete 2012 Cumberland football schedule may be found at www.gocumberlandathletics.com/football/schedule/175/.