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Jan. 17, 2003

Greensboro, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2003 football schedule today. Virginia’s schedule features 12 regular season games, including six home contests. Starting times for all games will be announced later.

The schedule features seven games against teams that played in bowl games this past season, including four against teams ranked in the final polls.

Coming off a 9-5 campaign and a 48-22 win over West Virginia in the inaugural Continental Tire Bowl, the Cavaliers open Al Groh’s third year at the helm with an Aug. 30 match-up vs. ACC opponent Duke.

Virginia hits the road in consecutive weeks against South Carolina (Sept. 6) and Western Michigan (Sept. 13) before the first of two bye weeks during the season.

The remaining home schedule features games against Wake Forest (Sept. 27), Florida State (Oct. 18), and a first-ever meeting vs. Troy State (Oct. 25). The Cavaliers end the regular season with home games versus Georgia Tech (Nov. 22) and in-state rival Virginia Tech (Nov. 29).

The road games this coming season occur in pairs. In addition to the games at South Carolina and Western Michigan, the Cavaliers hit the road to face North Carolina on Oct. 4 and Clemson on Oct. 11. The Cavaliers open the final month of the season at N.C. State on Nov. 1 followed by the season’s second bye week. The Cavaliers play Maryland in College Park, Md., on Nov. 13 in their only Thursday Night ESPN contest of the season.

2003 Virginia Football Schedule

Aug. 30 vs. Duke
Sept. 6 at South Carolina
Sept. 13 at Western Michigan
Sept. 20 bye
Sept. 27 vs. Wake Forest
Oct. 4 at North Carolina
Oct. 11 at Clemson
Oct. 18 vs. Florida State
Oct. 25 vs. Troy State
Nov. 1 at N.C. State
Nov. 8 bye
Nov. 13 (Thurs.) at Maryland (ESPN)
Nov. 22 vs. Georgia Tech
Nov. 29 vs. Virginia Tech

This schedule is subject to change. Starting times are TBA.

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