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Tribe football team opens season Saturday at West Virginia

  • Leading the Tribe in 2013
    Leading the Tribe in 2013  Coach Jimmye Laycock stands with captains Jerome Couplin (4), George Beerhalter (92) and Mike Crisafi (75).  Tribe Athletics
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The William & Mary football team will open the 2013 season when it plays at West Virginia Saturday at noon.

The contest will be televised nationally by Fox Sports 1, while audio and live stats will be available at Fans can also listen to the live broadcast on the Tribe's flagship stations, 92.3 FM The Tide and 107.9 Bach FM.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the ticket office at 757-221-3340.

The Tribe has played well in many of its recent FBS matchups, as it defeated Virginia, 26-14, in the 2009 opener and led at Maryland in the fourth quarter last season before being edged, 7-6. Additionally, W&M held a double-digit fourth quarter lead at North Carolina in 2010 before falling, 21-17.

Saturday’s game between W&M and WVU will mark the 17th time the two programs have met. The Mountaineers lead the series, 15-0-1. WVU claimed the initial meeting, 20-6, in Williamsburg on Nov. 13, 1954, while the Mountaineers won the most recent matchup, 49-34, on Oct. 7, 1972 in Morgantown.

Position-by-position previews, video features and other preseason information is available. Additionally, compete game day information is available below.

Week 1: At West Virginia
When:        Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, Noon
Where:       Morgantown, W.Va.  |  Weather  |  Campus Map  |  Visiting Morgantown
Venue:       Milan Puskar Stadium  |  Seating Chart  Traffic & Parking Info
Broadcast:       TV: Fox Sports 1 Listen Online  | Live Stats

Game Notes:
William and Mary (0-0, 0-0 CAA)  |  West Virginia (0-0, 0-0 B12)  |  CAA  |  B12

Pregame Media:     
W&M - CAA Teleconference (Audio)  Weekly Press Conference (Video) - Coach Laycock  |

WVU - B12 Teleconference (Audio)  |

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Daily Press, Aug. 26

W&M Preview
Daily Press, Aug. 24