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W&M to open 2020 football season at Stanford

W&M to open 2020 football season at Stanford

On the job less than six months, William and Mary athletic director Samantha Huge is taking Tribe football to a place it’s never been. Literally.

W&M and Stanford announced jointly Thursday that they will play Sept. 5, 2020, at the Cardinal’s home in Northern California. The contest will be the season-opener for both.

“The game will help share the William and Mary brand around the nation, and align us with a Stanford program that we see as the gold standard for a university that does it the right way,” Huge said in a statement. “We share a commitment for athletic excellence without compromising the high academic standards of our respective universities. I am thrilled...