One of the two holes on Central Michigan’s 2014 football schedule appears to have been filled.
Central Michigan will host the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported on Thursday.
According to the report, UT-Chattanooga will receive a $350,000 payout for the game, money the school plans on putting away for a planned football facility. The Football Championship Subdivision Mocs play in the Southern League, the same conference as FCS powerhouse Appalachian State.
CMU would not confirm the game Thursday morning, with team spokesman and director of communications Rob Wyman only saying the 2014 non-conference schedule will be announced “in the near future.”
Just last week, CMU officials said North Carolina State was buying out the remainder of a three-game contract between the two schools for $350,000. N.C. State, for the third and final game, was scheduled to travel to Mount Pleasant on Aug. 28, 2014.
The Chippewas played the Wolfpack in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 28, losing 48-14, and in 2011.
In a subsequent interview, CMU athletic director Dave Heeke told Central Michigan Life the buyout left two holes for home games on the Chippewas’ 2014 schedule. A second opponent has not yet been named.
Other 2014 non-conference games include trips to Purdue (Sept. 6) and Kansas (Sept. 20).
CMU’s 2014 schedule
Aug. 28 vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga
Sept. 6 at Purdue
Sept. 20 at Kansas
Keep checking cm-life.com for more on this developing story.
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