HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University football team released its 2012 schedule on Monday, a slate that included four home games.
The Pirates, coming into their fourth year under head coach Donovan Rose, will look to build on last year’s 7-4 campaign.
Hampton will open the 2012 campaign on the road, taking on Tennessee Tech on Aug. 30 in Cookeville, Tenn. The Pirates will then come home on Sept. 8, holding their 2012 Armstrong Stadium debut at 6 p.m. against local rival Old Dominion.
After traveling to Tallahassee, Fla. on Sept. 15 to take on Florida A&M and former coach Joe Taylor, Hampton will have a bye week before returning to Armstrong Stadium on Sept. 29 to take on Bethune-Cookman at 6 p.m.
After another bye week, the Pirates will take on defending MEAC champion Norfolk State in the annual Battle of the Bay at Armstrong Stadium on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. The Pirates will then head to Durham, N.C. on Oct. 20 to take on North Carolina Central.
Homecoming will be on Oct. 27, when the Pirates play host to Savannah State at 2 p.m.
The Pirates will then close the 2012 season with three straight road games, beginning on Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C. against rival Howard. Hampton will then head to Dover, Del. on Nov. 10 to take on Delaware State.
Hampton will close the regular season on Nov. 17 in Baltimore, Md. against Morgan State.