Seven Home Games Highlight Michigan's 2003 Schedule
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Athletic Department announced today (Wednesday June 19) its complete football schedule for the 2003 season. The Wolverines will have seven home contests on the 12-game schedule.

The non-conference slate begins with three straight home games to start the season. The Wolverines will kick off the season on Aug. 30 against Central Michigan, an in-state Mid-American Conference school coached by former Michigan offensive coordinator Mike DeBord, in the first meeting since the 1931 season. On Sept. 6, Houston will visit Ann Arbor for the first time since 1993. Notre Dame completes the non-conference home slate with a trip to Michigan Stadium on Sept. 13. Michigan concludes its non-conference schedule when it travels to play Oregon in the first of a two-year, home-and-home series.

In the Big Ten Conference season, Indiana and Northwestern return to the rotational schedule with Penn State and Wisconsin dropping off for a two-year period. The 100th playing of "The Big Game" between Michigan and Ohio State caps the Big Ten slate on Nov. 22 at Michigan Stadium.

Following is the Wolverines' complete 2003 football schedule:

     Date Opponent
Aug. 30 Central Michigan
Sept. 6 Houston
Sept. 13    Notre Dame
Sept. 20 at Oregon
Sept. 27 Indiana
Oct. 4 at Iowa
Oct. 11 at Minnesota
Oct. 18 Illinois
Oct. 25 Purdue
Nov. 1 at Michigan State
Nov. 15 at Northwestern
Nov. 22 Ohio State

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