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Morrisville State football to kick-off season Saturday

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College football team will kick-off the 2007 season, Saturday, September 1 against Buffalo State College at Drake Field on the Morrisville State campus. Game time is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kick-off.

The Mustangs (1-8 in 2006) are looking to avenge the 34-6 loss last season to the Bengals (3-7 in 2006), returning 11 starters to a squad that showed continuous improvement throughout 2006.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge that this year brings,” head coach Terry Dow said of the 2007 squad. “We’ve prepared to the best of our ability and we are looking forward to getting our season started.”

Playing a ten game schedule this season, the Mustangs open with Buffalo State on Saturday and will be on the road the following week, September 8, at SUNY Cortland prior to hosting Western Connecticut on the 15th.

The Mustangs play three straight on the road, September 22 at Kean University, September 29 at Maritime College and October 6 at Newport News – Apprentice School, before returning to Morrisville to host Salisbury University on October 13 for homecoming.

Morrisville State hosts SUNY Brockport on October 27 before traveling to Mount Ida on November 3rd and concludes the 2007 campaign at home against Wesley on November 11th.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the NCAA, Division III. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.