Event Rundown to Get Fans Ready For Saturday's Showdown

Jeremey Edwards
Jeremey Edwards

The Youngstown State football team will look to start a season with four straight wins for the first time since 2000 on Saturday against UNI. Kickoff is set for 7:05 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

Plenty of activities will be part for the day as the fourth-rankd Penguins take on the No. 8 Panthers.

The tailgate lots (M-26, M-24 and M-7) are set to open at 1 p.m. The M-26 tailgate lot is new for tomorrow's game. Tailgate parking passes in the M-26 Lot are still available for $15.

Saturday's pregame tailgate fun begins at 4 p.m.

In the M-7 Tailgate Lot, children of all ages can participate in State Farm Kids Day. Also in the M-7 Lot, the Lead Belly Boys Band will begin the day on a loud note. The YSU Football Alumni will be holding their annual Tailgate Blast Party. In the M-24 Tailgate Lot, Gia Russa will be holding its "Taste of Italy" event, which is free to all fans.

The YSU football team will make its tailgate walk at approximately 4:40 p.m. through the M-24 Lot. Fans are encouraged to lineup and greet the team as it heads towards the stadium. This year members of the YSU Marching Pride will join the walk up to Stambaugh Stadium.

At 5:45 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.

If you are having a good time in the tailgate lot please be on the look out for the Penguin Club Golf Courts. Members will be handing out Red and White beeds to all YSU supporters.

Fans in attendance will receive a free key chain courtesy of MyYTV and Medical Mutual.

The "Penguin Power Band" and two Coaches vs. Cancer bands are $10 (for all three), with proceeds benefiting the YSU Men's Basketball Team and Coaches vs. Cancer. The "Y" Magnets are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5, with proceeds benefiting the YSU Women's Golf Team.

As always, YSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID. Tickets on gameday are $18 for reserved and $14 for general admission.

For those individuals who cannot make Saturday's game can follow the game via LIVE STATS | LIVE AUDIO | LIVE VIDEO. Video is available for $9.95 while stats and audio are free. ESPN3.com is also carrying the game CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

Saturday's Schedule
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
1 p.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24, M-26 and M-7) open
4 p.m. -- Lead Belly Boys Band in M-7 Tailgate Lot
4 p.m. -- State Farm Kids Day in M-7 Tailgate Lot
4 p.m. -- Gia Russa "Taste of Italy" in M-24 Tailgate Lot
4 p.m. -- Football Alumni Tailgate Blast in M-7 Tailgate Lot
4:40-4:45 p.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
5:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
5:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
5:45 p.m. -- YSU Icebreakers and South Range Band
6 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens
6 p.m. -- 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
6:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
7 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
7:05 p.m. - YSU vs. UNI

Halftime - YSU Marching Pride, South Range High School Marching Band

Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN

Game Replay on MyYTV at 10 p.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday (Channel 13 and 108 on Armstrong Cable and Channel 247 on Time Warner Cable)