The 2013 slate features six games to be played at home at Ed Widseth Field.

The Minnesota Crookston football team officially released their 2013 football schedule Monday as announced by UMC head coach Paul Miller and Golden Eagle athletic director Stephanie Helgeson.

The 2013 slate features six games to be played at home at Ed Widseth Field while the Golden Eagles will hit the road for five Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games next season. UMC is coming off a 2-9 season last year in Paul Miller’s first season at the helm. The Golden Eagles are set to return six starters on offense and seven starters on defense. UMC returns three All-NSIC Honorable Mention selections as Jeremy Kelly (Jr., OL, Somerset, Wis.), Tevin Kellum (Sr., DB, Detroit, Mich.) and Ricky Jacobs (Sr., LB, Junction City, Kan.) are all set to return to the fray for 2013.

UMC will open the season at home at Ed Widseth Field with a Friday night battle Sept. 6 against Upper Iowa University. The game will commence at 6 p.m. and will pit the North Division of the NSIC versus the South Division as will be the case for UMC’s first four games of the season. The Golden Eagles and Peacocks last met Oct. 8, 2011 in Crookston with Upper Iowa winning a close one 31-21. Upper Iowa went 2-9 last season.

The next weekend, UMC will head to 2012 NCAA Division II playoff participant Minnesota State University, Mankato for a road contest Sat., Sept. 14. The time is still to be determined. Minnesota State is currently under the leadership of Interim Head Coach Aaron Keen, the 2012 Division II National Coach of the Year according to American Football Monthly. The two schools last played in Mankato, Minn. Sept. 17, 2011 with the Mavericks winning 42-0 over the Golden Eagles. Minnesota State finished the 2012 season as the NSIC Champion after going 11-0 overall.

2013 UMC Football schedule
Sept. 6    Upper Iowa    6 p.m.
Sept. 14    at Minnesota State    TBD
Sept. 21    Wayne State    1 p.m.
Sept. 28    at Sioux Falls    1 p.m.
Oct. 5    Bemidji State    1 p.m.
Oct. 12    at St. Cloud State    1 p.m.
Oct. 19    MSU Moorhead    1 p.m.
Oct. 26    Minot State    1 p.m.
Nov. 2    at Minnesota Duluth    1 p.m.
Nov. 9    Northern State    1 p.m.
Nov. 16    at U-Mary    1 p.m.