Home Opener Set for Tomorrow Against Valparaiso

Head Coach Eric Wolford and the Penguins.
Head Coach Eric Wolford and the Penguins.

The Youngstown State football team will look to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2006 tomorrow afternoon when it plays host to Valparaiso. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

Plenty of activities will be part for the contest against the Crusaders.

The tailgate lots (M-24 and M-7) are set to open at 10 a.m. 

Saturday's pregame tailgate fun official begins at 1 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 kick off the season on a loud note.

The YSU football team will have its first tailgate walk of the year at approximately 1:40 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 2:45 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 out in full force shaking hands and taking pictures that will be posted on the YSU Facebook page.

Fans in attendance will receive a free Schedule Magnet courtesy of Coca-Cola, 27 WKBN & State Farm.

Also on Saturday, "Yo Show" t-shirts will be available FREE for YSU students. 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.

Saturday's Schedule
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
10 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24 and M-7) open
1 p.m. -- Lead Belly Boys Band in M-7 Tailgate Lot
1 p.m. -- State Farm Kids Day in M-7 Tailgate Lot
1:40-1:45 p.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
2:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
2:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
2:45 p.m. -- YSU Icebreakers and Hubbard Eagles Band
3 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens
3 p.m. -- 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
3:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
4 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
4 p.m. - YSU vs. Valparaiso

Halftime - YSU Marching Pride, Hubbard Eagles High School Marching Pride

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)