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MEC Sets Football Schedules

February 2, 2013
The Intelligencer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - The Mountain East Conference has released the league football schedule for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

To accommodate member schools' existing non-conference obligations this fall, the MEC's 11 football-playing institutions will play a nine-game league schedule in the inaugural season before kicking off round-robin play with a full 10-game conference slate in 2014.

West Liberty's MEC opener is set for Sept. 14 when it welcomes Glenville State to Russek Field. West Liberty's complete 2013 grid slate will be released later this month.

''This is a very exciting time for the Mountain East Conference,'' onference Commissioner Reid Amos said. ''As we grow toward a 10-game MEC schedule in 2014, all signs suggest that the MEC will be a highly competitive conference that will position its teams well for increased opportunities in NCAA competition. This format will ultimately keep our many strong rivalries intact and will create some new rivalries.''

The Mountain East Conference announced its formation in August 2012 and submitted credentials in December 2012 seeking approval to become the newest NCAA Division II conference. Members of the 12-team league along with West Liberty include eight other West Virginia schools - Concord, Fairmont State, Glenville State, Shepherd, Charleston, West Virginia State, West Virginia Wesleyan and Wheeling Jesuit - along with Notre Dame College and Urbana University from Ohio and the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Wheeling Jesuit sponsors 20 NCAA Division II sports but does not currently include football among its offerings.

If the MEC is approved by the NCAA for competition in 2013-14, the league would meet the NCAA requirement for conference championships in 16 sports: men's and women's basketball, baseball, men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, and volleyball.

Fact Box

2013 MEC

COMPOSITE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Saturday, Sept. 14

Notre Dame (OH) at Urbana

Glenville State at West Liberty

UVa.-Wise at W.Va. Wesleyan

W.Va. State at Concord

Shepherd at Fairmont State

Thursday, Sept. 19

Fairmont State at Glenville State

Saturday, Sept. 21

Urbana at Shepherd

W.Va. Wesleyan at Notre Dame (OH)

West Liberty at W.Va. State

Charleston at UVa.-Wise

Saturday, Sept. 28

Glenville State at Urbana

Shepherd at W.Va. Wesleyan

W.Va. State at Fairmont State

Notre Dame (OH) at Charleston

Concord at West Liberty

Saturday, Oct. 5

Urbana at W.Va. State

W.Va. Wesleyan at Glenville State

Charleston at Shepherd

Fairmont State at Concord

UVa.-Wise at Notre Dame (OH)

Saturday, Oct. 12

Concord at Urbana

Glenville State at Charleston

W.Va. State at W.Va. Wesleyan

West Liberty at Fairmont State

Shepherd at UVa.-Wise

Saturday, Oct. 19

Urbana at West Liberty

UVa.-Wise at Glenville State

W.Va. Wesleyan at Concord

Charleston at W.Va. State

Notre Dame (OH) at Shepherd

Saturday, Oct. 26

Fairmont State at Urbana

Glenville State at Notre Dame (OH)

West Liberty at W.Va. Wesleyan

W.Va. State at UVa.-Wise

Concord at Charleston

Saturday, Nov. 2

Shepherd at Glenville State

W.Va. Wesleyan at Fairmont State

Notre Dame (OH) at W.Va. State

UVa.-Wise at Concord

Charleston at West Liberty

Saturday, Nov. 9

Urbana at W.Va. Wesleyan

W.Va. State at Shepherd

Fairmont State at Charleston

Concord at Notre Dame (OH)

West Liberty at UVa.-Wise

Saturday, Nov. 16

Charleston at Urbana

Glenville State at W.Va. State

Shepherd at Concord

UVa.-Wise at Fairmont State

Notre Dame (OH) at West Liberty

2014 MEC COMPOSITE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Saturday, Sept. 6

UVa.-Wise at Urbana

Glenville State at Concord

Charleston at W.Va. Wesleyan

Shepherd at West Liberty

Notre Dame (OH) at Fairmont

Saturday, Sept. 13

Urbana at Notre Dame (OH)

West Liberty at Glenville State

W.Va. Wesleyan at UVa.-Wise

Concord at W.Va. State

Fairmont State at Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 18

Glenville State at Fairmont State

Saturday, Sept. 20

Shepherd at Urbana

Notre Dame (OH) at W.Va. Wesleyan

W.Va. State at West Liberty

UVa. Wise at Charleston

Saturday, Sept. 27

Urbana at Glenville State

W.Va. Wesleyan at Shepherd

Fairmont State at W.Va. State

Charleston at Notre Dame (OH)

West Liberty at Concord

Saturday, Oct. 4

W.Va. State at Urbana

Glenville State at W.Va. Wesleyan

Shepherd at Charleston

Concord at Fairmont State

Notre Dame (OH) at UVa.-Wise

Saturday, Oct. 11

Urbana at Concord

Charleston at Glenville State

W.Va. Wesleyan at W.Va. State

Fairmont State at West Liberty

UVa. Wise at Shepherd

Saturday, Oct. 18

West Liberty at Urbana

Glenville State at UVa.-Wise

Concord at W.Va. Wesleyan

W.Va. State at Charleston

Shepherd at Notre Dame (OH)

Saturday, Oct. 25

Urbana at Fairmont State

Notre Dame (OH) at Glenville State

W.Va. Wesleyan at West Liberty

UVa.-Wise at W.Va. State

Charleston at Concord

Saturday, Nov. 1

Glenville State at Shepherd

Fairmont State at W.Va. Wesleyan

W.Va. State at Notre Dame (OH)

Concord at UVa.-Wise

West Liberty at Charleston

Saturday, Nov. 8

W.Va. Wesleyan at Urbana

Shepherd at W.Va. State

Charleston at Fairmont State

Notre Dame (OH) at Concord

UVa.-Wise at West Liberty

Saturday, Nov. 15

Urbana at Charleston

W.Va. State at Glenville State

Concord at Shepherd

Fairmont State at UVa.-Wise

West Liberty at Notre Dame (OH)