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Schedule announced for UNA 2017 football season

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FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

The University of North Alabama has released its 2017 football schedule. The Lions will play another season in the Gulf South Conference before making the move to Division I. 

READ MORE: UNA board approves move to Division 1 ASUN & Big South conferences

The 2017 schedule includes eight Gulf South Conference contests and non-conference games against Texas A&M-Commerce and Central Washington.

UNA, coming off an 11-2 season that saw the Lions win a fourth straight GSC title and advance to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game, will be in its first season under new head coach Chris Willis, a 15-year member of the North Alabama coaching staff.

North Alabama's first five opponents on the 2017 schedule all won at least seven games last season and three advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.?

2017 University of North Alabama football schedule

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Aug. 31 (Thurs) Texas A&M - Commerce HOME 6:00PM
Sept. 9 OPEN -- --
Sept. 16 @ Valdosta State Valdosta, GA TBA
Sept. 23 West Alabama HOME 6:00PM
Sept. 30 @ West Georgia Carrollton, GA 1:00PM
Oct. 7 Florida Tech (Homecoming) HOME 6:00PM
Oct. 14 @ Shorter Rome, Georgia TBA
Oct. 21 @ Central Washington Ellensburg, Wash. 3:00PM
Oct. 28 Delta State HOME 6:00PM
Nov. 4 @ West Florida Pensacola, Fla.  4:00PM
Nov. 11 Mississippi College HOME 1:30PM

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