A full morning of activities will be part of Saturday's annual Homecoming game against Western Illinois at Stambaugh Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. with tailgate lots opening at 8 a.m. For tickets call (330) 941-1978.
The tailgate lots and YSU Athletic Ticket Office are set to open at 8 a.m. on Saturday. A reminder to fans that they can save $2 per ticket on advance sales. Reserved tickets are $16 in advance of the game while gameday the price is $18. For general admission seats, purchasing in advance costs $12 while on the day of the game the price will be $14.
Senior citizens can use a Golden Buckeye card to save $2 on advance and gameday sales. Tickets for children 12-and-under are available at half-price ($9 for reserved and $7 for general admission on gameday). YSU Faculty and Staff get half-priced tickets in advance of Saturday and YSU students get free admission with a valid student ID.
Fans are reminded that all outside booth sales are cash only and the only place that accepts credit cards is the Athletic Ticket Office inside the stadium.
The first item on Saturday's busy schedule is the Hall of Fame inductions at 9 a.m. in the Kilcawley Center. Former Penguins standouts Pat Crummey (football), Brad Hennessy (baseball), Brianne Keanneally (basketball), Craig Haese (basketball), Kristen Meech (volleyball), Melissa Lyczkowski (volleyball) and Jeff Ryan (football) are all members of the 2011 Athletics Hall of Fame class.
Saturday's pregame tailgate fun begins at 10 a.m. In the M-7 Tailgate Lot, the Lead Belly Boys band will kick off the day on a rousing note.
The YSU football team will have its tailgate walk at approximately 10:40 a.m. through the M-24 Lot. Fans are encouraged to lineup and greet the team as they head towards the stadium.
At 11 a.m., the annual Homecoming Parade will be on Fifth Avenue by Stambaugh Stadium. Fans are reminded that Fifth Avenue will be closed during that time limiting access to most parking lots.
p.m., the YSU Marching Pride will be conducting its Ice Breakers event on the grass near the Andrews Wellness and Recreation Center to get fans in full gameday mode.
Fans attending Saturday's game will receive a free Stadium Cup Stadium Cup courtesy of Lyden Oil, 21 WFMJ, and Bounce-A-Round Rentals. Also Chick-fil-A will be handing out coupons to all fans in attendance.
Saturday's Schedule vs. Western Illinois
8 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
8 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24 and M-7) open
9 a.m. -- Hall of Fame Ceremony in Kilcawley Center (Chestnut Room)
10 a.m. - Lead Belly Boys Band in M-7 Tailgate Lot
10:40 p.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
11:30 a.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
11:30 a.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands/Shuttle Service Available
Noon - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens
Noon - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
12:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
12:50 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
1 p.m. - Kickoff
Halftime: Hall of Fame Announcement, YSU Marching Pride, Homecoming King & Queen
Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
Game Replay on MyYTV at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday (Channel 13 and 108 on Armstrong Cable and Channel 247 on Time Warner Cable)