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:
|Aug. 30||Central Michigan|
|Sept. 13||Notre Dame|
|Sept. 20||at Oregon|
|Oct. 4||at Iowa|
|Oct. 11||at Minnesota|
|Nov. 1||at Michigan State|
|Nov. 15||at Northwestern|
|Nov. 22||Ohio State|
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