ITTA BENA, Mississippi – The Mississippi Valley State Department of Athletics announces its 2011 football schedule. The 2011 slate of contests includes facing non-conference institution South Alabama along with the other nine members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The season opener for the Delta Devils will be on September 3 when MVSU hosts the Hornets of Alabama State. After on open week, MVSU will take on in-state rival Alcorn State (Sept. 17) followed by 2009 conference champion Prairie View A&M (Sept. 24).

The month of October will see MVSU host Southern (Oct. 1), travel to Alabama A&M (Oct. 8), host Jackson State (Oct. 15), travel to Grambling State (Oct. 22) and host 2010 SWAC champion Texas Southern (Oct. 29). The game against the TSU Tigers will be the highlight of Homecoming 2011.

The month of November will see MVSU travel to Mobile, Alabama to face the Jaguars of South Alabama on a Thursday night contest on November 3. The game will be the first time the Jaguars will take on a member of the SWAC in football. The regular season concludes as the Delta Devils host conference rival Arkansas-Pine Bluff on November 12.

MVSU 2011 Foootball Schedule


3             Alabama State                                      Itta Bena, Miss.            Rice-Totten Stadium          5p

10           OPEN

17           @ Alcorn State                                    Alcorn State, Miss.      Jack Spinks Stadium          TBA

24           @ Prairie View A&M                          Prairie View, Texas     Blackshear Stadium           TBA


1             Southern                                              Itta Bena, Miss.            Rice-Totten Stadium          2p

8             @ Alabama A&M                                Huntsville, Ala.           Louis Crews Stadium         1p

15           Jackson State                                       Itta Bena, Miss.            Rice-Totten Stadium          2p

22           @ Grambling State                               Grambling, La.            Robinson Stadium             2p

29           Texas Southern (Homecoming 2011)  Itta Bena, Miss.            Rice-Totten Stadium          2p


3 (Thu.)  @ South Alabama                                Mobile, Ala.                Ladd-Peebles Stadium       TBA

12           Arkansas-Pine Bluff                            Itta Bena, Miss.            Rice-Totten Stadium          1p

19           OPEN


10           SWAC Football Championship 2011   Birmingham, Ala.        Legion Field                      1p



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