ADA - The Ohio Northern football team will open its 2013 season under ninth-year head coach Dean Paul on Sept. 7 against Alfred (N.Y.) in a 1 pm contest at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Saxons are of the Empire 8 Conference and posted a 6-4 record last season.

The Polar Bears will also play host to defending national champion Mount Union on Oct. 5 at 1:30 pm.

Homecoming Weekend will feature a home game with Marietta at 1:30 on Oct. 19.

ONU will also host John Carroll at 1:30 pm on Oct. 26 and Otterbein at 1 pm on Nov. 16.

The Polar Bears will play road games at Heidelberg on Sept. 21, at Capital on Sept. 28, at Baldwin Wallace on Oct. 12, at Muskingum on Nov. 2 and at Wilmington on Nov. 9.