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Livingstone College releases 2006 football schedule

May 24, 2006

SALISBURY, NC - The Livingstone College Athletic Department has released its official 2006 football schedule. The Blue Bears, under Head Coach Robert Massey, will host five home games in Alumni Memorial Stadium and one game in Charlotte, NC. at the Memorial Stadium.

The 2006 season will begin on August 26th when LC travels to Hickory, NC to take on the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne College in Mortez Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. game. The previous meeting was in 1998 when Livingstone defeated the Bears 33-12 during its CIAA Championship season.

On September 2nd, the Blue Bears will host its home-opener in Alumni Memorial Stadium against the Vikings of Elizabeth City State University with a 6:00 pm kickoff. Livingstone will sponsor "Community Appreciation Night".

The sixth annual Mayor's Cup will return to campus when local cross-town rival Catawba College line-up against Livingstone at 6:00 pm on September 9th.

Livingstone will travel the weekend of September 16th to Richmond, VA for a match-up against the Panthers of Virginia Union University. The gridiron battle in Hovey Field Stadium will begin at 1:30 in the afternoon.

LC will host the Bulldogs of Bowie State in Charlotte, NC at Memorial Stadium on September 23rd. The sponsored game will be deemed "The Classic". Kickoff will be at 4:00 pm.

Hosting responsibilities will continue as the Blue Bears return to Salisbury in order to conduct "Open House" on September 30th. The event will conclude with a 6:00 pm game versus Shaw University.

The oldest rivalry in HBCU football will continue on October 7th when Johnson C. Smith University (formerly known as Biddle) visits for "UNCF Night". The game will begin at 6:00 pm.

There will be an open date on Saturday, October 14th.

The Blue Bears will enjoy a weekend off before facing Saint Augustine's College during the Falcons homecoming celebration in Raleigh, NC. The highlight of their activities (the game) will begin at 2:00 pm.

Livingstone will celebrate its own week of Homecoming activities during the week of October 22nd -28th. The Blue Bears will face the Eagles of North Carolina Central University. Following the morning parade the game will begin at 2:00 pm.

LC will conclude the regular season with a trip to Fayetteville, NC on November 4th. The Broncos of Fayetteville State University will play host to a 1:30 pm match-up with the Blue Bears in Luther Jerald's Stadium.


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