Bethune-Cookman sets first schedule under Sims

Daytona Beach, FL ( - Renovated Municipal Stadium isn't all that's new with Bethune-Cookman football.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference power announced on Wednesday an 11-game 2015 schedule for head coach Terry Sims' first season of leading the Wildcats.

Sims had spent the last five seasons as a Bethune assistant under Brian Jenkins, who resigned to become Alabama State's new head coach.

Bethune-Cookman will open the new campaign downstate at the University of Miami on Sept. 5. The Wildcats also will host five opponents at Municipal Stadium: Lane (Sept. 19) and MEAC opponents Savannah State (Sept. 26), South Carolina State (Oct. 10), Norfolk State (Oct. 24) and Morgan State (Nov. 7).

The Wildcats had a 9-3 record last season, earning a share of their fourth MEAC title in the last five years and finishing 23rd in The Sports Network FCS Top 25.

2015 Bethune-Cookman Football Schedule

Sept. 5, at Miami (Fla.)

Sept. 12, at Grambling State

Sept. 19, Lane

Sept. 26, Savannah State*

Oct. 3, at North Carolina Central*

Oct. 10, South Carolina State*

Oct. 17, at North Carolina A&T*

Oct. 24, Norfolk State*

Oct. 31, at Delaware State*

Nov. 7, Morgan State*

Nov. 21, at Florida A&M*

* - MEAC game