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Hitting the ground running

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Pacific athletics photo by Heidi Hoffman

The first football season in 19 years opens next month at Pacific with a non-conference game Sept. 4 against NWC opponent Puget Sound. As Keith Buckley gets his first team on the field, there's a lot to decide in a short amount of time, and not much time to spend on the basics.

"In a situation like this, you have no idea what's going to show up, who's going to show up and what kind of product you're going to put on the field," Buckley said, "and I am pleasantly surprised with the amount of work the guys put over the summer to come into camp in shape.  That means we won't spending camp getting into shape. We'll spend camp getting ready to play football."

Find out more about all 238 Division III football teams with our exclusive season preview package, Kickoff 2010!

The Boxers also sold out their season-ticket package, with 500 reserved seats gone for all four home games.

The 2010 season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 2 with six games, including an afternoon contest between No. 11 Ohio Northern and UW-River Falls, then five more on Friday before Week 1 kicks into high gear on Saturday. Check out the full Week 1 schedule.

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
TBA
Frostburg State at Stevenson
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
Live stats
Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Utica at St. Lawrence
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
Live stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live stats
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
Video Live stats
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
Video Box Score Recap Photos