Northern Arizona Added to ASU's 2006 Football Schedule

Dec. 20, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz.-- Arizona State University has added Northern Arizona University to its 2006 football schedule, Vice President for Athletics Lisa Love announced Tuesday. The game will be ASU's season opener and will be played on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium/Frank Kush Field.

The game will replace the September 2, 2006 date that was previously scheduled with New Mexico State University. NMSU notified ASU in early December that it would not participate in that regularly-scheduled contest.

'At this late date, just eight months before the kickoff of the 2006 season, replacing a game presents stiff challenges,' says Love. 'Fortunately, the opportunity to play NAU surfaced. We are pleased that this worked out, especially considering the benefit to both in-state institutions.'

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