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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

Coach: Brian Jenkins

Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (I-AA)

Website: b-cuathletics.com

Area players: Nick Addison, So., CB (Spoto); Markiel Floyd, Sr., TE (Tampa Bay Tech); Tyree Green, So., WR (Boca Ciega); Donald Smith, Fr., DB (Iowa State/Spoto); Quentin Williams, Fr., QB (Spoto)

Outlook: B-CU (8-3 in 2011, 6-2 MEAC) is expected to battle rival FAMU for the conference title. The Wildcats return 10 starters on offense, led by RB Isidore Jackson (146 carries, 866 yards, 7 TDs).

Schedule

WhenTeamTime

Sun. Ala. State at Orlandonoon

Sept. 8at S. Carolina St.*TBA

Sept. 15at Miami noon

Sept. 22at Tenn. State4 p.m.

Sept. 29at Hampton*6 p.m.

Oct. 6N.C. A&T*4 p.m.

Oct. 20Norfolk St.*4 p.m.

Oct. 27N.C. Central*4 p.m.

Nov. 3at Morgan St.* 1 p.m.

Nov. 10at Savannah St.* 5 p.m.

Nov. 17Florida A&M*^2 p.m.

* Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game

^ at Orlando

Florida A&M Rattlers

Coach: Joe Taylor

Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (I-AA)

Website: famuathletics.com

Area players: Lakeif Daniels, Fr., WR (Largo); Raymond Jackson, Jr., FB (Tampa Bay Tech); Vasty Paul, Jr., DB (Middleton); Michael Stephens, Fr., DB (Durant); David White, Fr., LB (Jefferson)

Outlook: The Rattlers (7-4 in 2011, 5-3 MEAC) are led by experienced sophomore QB Damien Fleming, who threw for 1,622 yards and 11 touchdowns with five interceptions.

Schedule

WhenTeamTime

Sat. at Tennessee State TBA

Sept. 8at Oklahoma7:30 p.m.

Sept. 15Hampton*6 p.m.

Sept. 22at Delaware State*6 p.m.

Sept. 29Southern at Atlanta3:30 p.m.

Oct. 6at Howard1 p.m.

Oct. 13Savannah St.* 6 p.m.

Oct. 20S.C. State*6 p.m.

Nov. 3at N.C. A&T*1:30 p.m.

Nov. 10N.C.Central*1 p.m.

Nov. 17Bethune-Cookman*^2 p.m.

* Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game

^ at Orlando

Florida Atlantic Owls

Coach: Carl Pelini

Conference: Sun Belt

Website: fausports.com

Area players: Dillon DeBoer, Fr., OL (East Lake); Isaac Edwards, Fr., DL (Jesuit); Hakeeme Ishmar, Fr., WR (Pasco); Robert Lohnes, So., WR (Freedom); Dalton Schomp, Fr., P/K (Seminole); Cary White, So., RB (Sickles); Vinny Zaccario, Sr., K (Newsome)

Outlook: Pelini, brother of the Nebraska coach, takes over the program Howard Schnellenberger built. The Owls were 1-11 last year and return seven starters on offense and eight on defense. Remnants of the Schnellenberger era include tough games at Georgia and Alabama.

Schedule

WhenTeamTime

Friday Wagner8 p.m.

Sept. 8at Middle Tenn. StateTBA

Sept. 15at Georgia7:30 p.m.

Sept. 22at AlabamaTBA

Sept. 29North Texas*TBA

Oct. 13at La. Monroe*8 p.m.

Oct. 20South Alabama* TBA

Oct. 27Troy*TBA

Nov. 3at Navy3:30 p.m.

Nov. 10at Western Ky.*1 p.m.

Nov. 16Fla. International*8 p.m.

Dec. 1La. Lafayette*TBA

* Sun Belt Conference game

Florida International Panthers

Coach: Mario Cristobal

Conference: Sun Belt

Website: fiusports.com

Area players: Lamarq Caldwell, Fr., RB (Tampa Bay Tech); Jordan Davis, Fr., S (Alonso); Chuck Grace, Sr., DB (Hillsborough); Greg Hickman, Jr., LB (Tampa Bay Tech); Adrian Jenkins, Fr., WR (Jefferson); Ian Koch, Fr., OL (CC Catholic); Mitch Wozniak, So., WR (Pasco)

Outlook: The Panthers were 8-5 last year, losing to Marshall in the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl. They return eight starters on offense but lost superstar T.Y. Hilton.

Schedule

WhenTeamTime

Saturdayat Duke7 p.m.

Sept. 8Akron6 p.m.

Sept. 15at UCF4 p.m.

Sept. 22Louisville7 p.m.

Sept. 29La. Lafayette*7 p.m.

Oct. 4Arkkansas State*7:30 p.m.

Oct. 13Middle Tenn. State* 6 p.m.

Oct. 20at Troy*1 p.m.

Oct. 27Western Ky. TBA

Nov. 3at South Alabama8 p.m.

Nov. 16at Florida Atlantic*TBA

Nov. 24La.-Monroe*TBA

* Sun Belt Conference game

Jacksonville Dolphins

Coach: Kerwin Bell

Conference: Pioneer (I-AA)

Website: judolphins.com

Area players: Kendryk Boyd, So., WR (Boca Ciega); Alphonso Evans, So., DB (Lakewood); Tyler Davis, Fr., TE (Berkeley Prep); Keith Dawson, Sr., RB (Plant City); Daniel DelGuidice, Sr., DL (Largo); Ricardo Najera, Fr., OL (Sickles); Armani Sampson, Fr., DB (Tampa Bay Tech); Carl Saunders, Sr., OL (Freedom); Chris Skukalek, Fr., TE (Largo); Kody Thomas, Fr., P (Robinson); Colby Walden, Sr., DB (Hillsborough); Logan Williamson, Fr., OL (East Lake)

Outlook: Bell, a former Gator QB who is in his sixth year at Jacksonville, believes his team's defense is good enough to challenge for the Pioneer league title.

Schedule

WhenTeamTime

Saturdayat Ga. Southern6 p.m.

Sept. 8at Charleston So. 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 15Webber International 1 p.m.

Sept. 22at Dayton1 p.m.

Sept. 29Marist1 p.m.

Oct. 6at Morehead State1 p.m.

Oct. 13at Davidson1 p.m.

Oct. 20San Diego1 p.m.

Nov. 3at Butler1 p.m.

Nov. 10Campbellnoon

Nov. 17Drake1 p.m.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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