Durham, NC – North Carolina Central will kick off the 2012 game schedule.
The Eagles will host Division II Fayetteville in the season opener at O'Kelly- Riddick Stadium on Sept. 1.
They won't play at home again until hosting Hampton in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action Oct. 20.
Their other home games also are against MEAC opponents, Delaware State on Homecoming Day Nov. 3 and North Carolina A&T Nov. 17.
North Carolina Central will travel to Indianapolis to play MEAC foe South Carolina State in the "Circle City Classic" at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of this year's Super Bowl, on Oct. 6. The Eagles are 4-1 in NFL venues since 2000.
Coach Henry Frazier III's squad will play road games at Elon (Sept. 8) and FBS opponent Duke (Sept. 15) in non-conference action, and travel to MEAC programs Savannah State (Sept. 22), Morgan State (Oct. 13), Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 27) and Florida A&M (Nov. 10).
The Eagles are coming off a 2-9 season, including 1-7 in the MEAC.
2012 North Carolina Central Football Schedule
All Times ET
Sept. 1, Fayetteville, 6 p.m.
Sept. 8, at Elon, TBA
Sept. 15, at Duke, TBA
Sept. 22, at Savannah State*, TBA
Oct. 6, South Carolina State* (at Indianapolis), 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 13, at Morgan State*, TBA
Oct. 20, Hampton*, 2 p.m.
Oct. 27, at Bethune-Cookman*, TBA
Nov. 3, Delaware State* (Homecoming), 2 p.m.
Nov. 10, at Florida A&M*, TBA
Nov. 17, North Carolina A&T*, 2 p.m.
* - MEAC game