2001 Football Schedule Announced

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM The Cavaliers kickoff their 112th season of play on Aug. 25 against Wisconsin in the Eddie Robinson Classic.
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The Cavaliers kickoff their 112th season of play on Aug. 25 against Wisconsin in the Eddie Robinson Classic.
VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM

Jan. 16, 2001

Charlottesville, Va. - The University of Virginia has released its 2001 football schedule which features seven home games, and 12 games overall, for the Cavaliers. Starting times will be announced later.

New head coach Al Groh and his Cavaliers kick off the 2001 campaign on Aug. 25 with a first-ever meeting at Wisconsin in the Eddie Robinson Classic. This game marks UVa's third appearance in one of the various "preseason games."

Virginia opens its seven-game home schedule the following week (Sept. 1) against in-state foe Richmond. This is the third meeting between the two schools in the last five seasons.

The Cavaliers then have 12 days before facing Penn State at home in a Thursday night contest to be televised by ESPN.

Virginia also plays home games against Duke (Sept. 29) and Florida State (Oct. 20), and closes the season with three consecutive home games--Wake Forest on Nov. 3, Georgia Tech on Nov. 10 and Virginia Tech on Nov. 17.

In addition to the Wisconsin game, the road schedule includes games at Clemson (Sept. 22), Maryland (Oct. 6), North Carolina (Oct. 13), and N.C. State (Oct. 27).

Virginia finished the 2000 season with a 6-6 record and faced Georgia in the O'ahu Bowl in George Welsh's final season as UVa's head coach.

2001 Virginia Football Schedule

Aug. 25 at Wisconsin (Eddie Robinson Classic)
Sept. 1Richmond
Sept. 13Penn State (Thursday)
Sept. 22at Clemson
Sept. 29Duke
Oct. 6at Maryland
Oct. 13at North Carolina
Oct. 20Florida State
Oct. 27at N.C. State
Nov. 3Wake Forest
Nov. 10Georgia Tech
Nov. 17Virginia Tech
This schedule should be considered tentative and subject to change.
Starting times are TBA.