RICHMOND, Va. (April 8, 2010) -- The 2010 CAA Football schedule was released Thursday by Commissioner Thomas E. Yeager, and is made up of 70 games over a span of 12 weeks.    CAA Football will be a one-division 10-team league during the 2010 season, and each squad’s slate will feature eight conference contests. 

“We are looking forward to the upcoming CAA Football season,” Yeager said.  “CAA Football has been represented in six of the last seven National Championship games, and we are looking to continue that string in the upcoming season.”

The 2010 season of CAA Football will feature a total of 40 conference games and kicks off on the season’s first weekend, Sept. 4.  William and Mary, which advanced to the 2009 NCAA Division I National Championship semifinals, will travel to Amherst, Mass., to face Massachusetts.

“Having witnessed two different teams hoist the National Championship trophy each of the last two seasons has been spectacular,” Yeager said.  “Last season all four of our postseason squads won at least one game in the NCAA Championships, while Villanova and William and Mary battled it out in a tremendous hard-fought National Semifinal contest.  Villanova, and head coach Andy Talley, then capped off another special year with the league’s fifth National Championship.”

Nine of the league’s 30 non-conference tilts will feature opponents from the Bowl Subdivision classification, including four teams which participated in bowl games last season -- Villanova/Temple (Sept. 3), James Madison/Virginia Tech (Sept. 11), New Hampshire/Pittsburgh (Sept. 11), and William and Mary/North Carolina (Oct. 30).  Massachusetts will also venture into The Big House to face tradition-rich Michigan (Sept. 18) in one of two CAA Football non-conference games against the Big Ten Conference.  CAA Football enjoyed unprecedented success against schools from the Bowl Subdivision in 2009 when it recorded four victories over the higher level foes, making it the only FCS conference to log wins over the FBS out of the 90 contests played between the two divisions.

“Our teams have won 40 NCAA Playoff games over the past seven years, more than any other FCS conference in the country,” Yeager said.  “We are looking forward to continuing this excellence in another exciting season of CAA Football.”

Not only can CAA Football fans from all 10 schools get up-to-date information on CAASports.com, but they also have a CAA Football news source outlet on Twitter.  Get a look at CAA Football and its programs by following the league at twitter.com/The_CAAFootball.  CAA Football will tweet throughout the spring season and continue into the 2010 fall season.  Be sure to also check out the 2010 CAA Football Spring Blog at CAASports.com.  Various student-athletes have been dropping in with their takes on the spring practice season, while the CAA Football Blogger continues to keep fans up to speed on other news and notes from around the league.

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