William and Mary will kick off the 2012 season when it plays at Maryland this Saturday at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcast by ESPN3, while fans can listen to the game live on Hometown Radio, 92.3FM The Tide and 107.9 BACHfm. Radio coverage begins with the pre-game coach’s show at 2:30 p.m., followed by the 3 p.m. kickoff. Veteran Tribe broadcaster Jay Colley leads the crew, which includes Bob Sheeran on color and Matt Ridjaneck on the sidelines.
Saturday’s contest will mark the seventh consecutive season in which W&M has squared off against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent. The College has played well in many of those contests, as it opened the 2009 season with a 26-14 victory at Virginia and held a double-digit fourth quarter lead at North Carolina in 2010.
W&M and Maryland have met four times, with each team earning a pair of victories. Maryland claimed initial meeting, 17-0, in 1905, while W&M won back-to-back games in 1945 and 1946. The squads last played in 2006, as UM earned a 27-14 triumph in College Park, Md.