The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

January 24, 2013

Herd’s 2013 football opponents announced

BECKLEY — The home portion of Marshall’s 2013 Conference USA football schedule will have a familiar feel, with a slight deviation.

The road schedule, however, is almost completely different.

The conference wrapped up its winter meetings in Miami Wednesday and announced the league games for all members.

The Herd will host East Carolina, which will make its C-USA football swan song next fall, Southern Miss, UAB and new member UT-San Antonio. Road league games for Marshall will be new members Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Middle Tennessee, as well as a date at 2012 league champion Tulsa.

“Our conference alignment for the 2013 football season is favorable and exciting for our program and our great Marshall following,” Marshall Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick said in a statement. “We look forward to a great season.”

Marshall defeated FAU 20-10 in the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg.

The league also decided that each C-USA member will play 16 league games in men’s basketball in 2013-14, with each of the 16 institutions playing one fellow member twice. For the Herd, that home-and-home foe will be Old Dominion, which will join C-USA this year.

The Herd will face Middle Tennessee in basketball after traveling there last March for its first NIT appearance in 24 years.

"Having a chance to play each of our member schools once in basketball makes for a very intriguing season that our fan base will enjoy,” Hamrick said. “We have wonderful new additions to our conference, in particular Old Dominion, which has a rich basketball history.”

While C-USA will have 16 basketball members in 2013-14, it will have 14 football-playing schools, with ODU (2014) and Charlotte (2015) starting league football play in future seasons.

In football, Marshall is joined in the Eastern Division by East Carolina, FAU, FIU, Middle Tennessee, Southern Mississippi and UAB. The Western Division members are Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Tulane, Tulsa, UTEP and UTSA.

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