The Virginia Union University football team will graduate a record number 18 players when the school hosts its Commencement on Saturday, May 11 in Richmond, Va.

The total amount of graduates this year doubles the amount of nine the football team had last year.

After a .500 season during its 2012-2013 football schedule, the Virginia Union Panthers hope to have better overall success  this year when the team kick-off its opening season game against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Sept. 9 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fl.

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