UAM releases football schedule

MONTICELLO — The 2012 Arkansas-Monticello football schedule was released Tuesday and the Boll Weevils open the season on Sept. 1 at home against Shepherd Tech of Memphis.

The home game against Shepherd Tech is one of six home games for UAM, which includes the homecoming game against Ouachita Baptist at 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.

UAM’s second game of the season on Sept. 8 will be against FCS opponent Northwestern State, which is a member of the Southland Conference and is located in Natchitoches, La.

This is the first year that all of the teams in the Great American Conference will play each other. Contractual obligations with the Gulf South Conference prevented that in 2011.

Start times for the Weevils’ road games will be posted at a later date.

The complete schedule:

Sept. 1 vs. Shepherd Tech

Sept. 8 at Northwestern State

Sept. 15 vs. Harding

Sept. 22 at East Central

Sept. 29 vs. Southern Arkansas

Oct. 6 at Henderson State

Oct. 13 vs. Ouachita Baptist

Oct. 20 at Arkansas Tech

Oct. 27 vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State

Nov. 3 at Southwestern Oklahoma State

Nov. 10 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma State