GLIAC Football Preview Notes - Week 1

GLIAC Football Preview Notes - Week 1

BAY CITY, Mich. - Thirteen of the 14 GLIAC football teams will open the 2011 college football season this weekend. The GLIAC will start the 2011 campaign with three teams ranked in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Top 25 poll.

The Conference's highest-ranked team entering the season is No. 5 Grand Valley State University. The Lakers welcome Western Oregon University to Lubbers Stadium on Thursday (7:00 p.m.) in their season-opener. Hillsdale College, tied for 25th in the AFCA D-II poll, will start the season with a non-conference matchup against GLIAC rival Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. on Friday evening (7:30 p.m.). The league's third nationally ranked team, Wayne State University, is No. 21 in the poll and will open the season with a home contest against Urbana University of Ohio on Saturday (12:00 pm.).

Ashland University will face a Top 25 foe with the Eagles travel to Pennsylvania to face Bloomsburg University, which is ranked tied for 9th entering the season. Ashland is listed among "Others Receiving Votes" in the AFCA Preseason Poll. Two other teams listed in that category, Michigan Technological University and Winona State University, will square off in Minnesota on Saturday (5:30 p.m.).

For more information on these games and the rest of this week's action, click on the preview notes links below.

GLIAC Football Weekly Preview Releases
Team Release
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Ferris State
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Grand Valley State
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Lake Erie 
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Michigan Tech Weekly Preview
Northern Michigan Weekly Preview
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  Ohio Dominican Weekly Preview
Saginaw Valley State No game this week
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 Wayne State
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This Week's Schedule
Date Away Home Time Live Links*
Sept. 1 Ashland Bloomsburg (Pa.) 6:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Ky. Wesleyan Indianapolis 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Malone (Ohio) Tiffin 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Minn. St. Mankato Northern Mich. 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Lake Erie Gannon (Pa.) 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Western Oregon Grand Valley St. 7:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
Sept. 2 Hillsdale Ferris St. 7:30 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
Sept. 3 Urbana (Ohio) Wayne St. (Mich.) 12:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  St. Joseph's (Ind.) Ohio Dominican 12:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Findlay Northwood 12:00 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
  Michigan Tech Winona St. (Minn.) 5:30 PM Live stats - Video - Audio
* - Where available
Other GLIAC Football Links
GLIAC Football Media Day Central
NCAA Division II Football Regional Rankings (Coming Soon)
Tony Nicolette's Weekly GLIAC Blog
GLIAC Football Record Book (As of Aug. 24, 2011)
2011 GLIAC Football Media Guide
Football Academic Teams
November 17, 2011 Football Academic Teams