GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: YSU vs. Dayton | August 29

Quarterback Kurt Hess
Quarterback Kurt Hess
The Youngstown State football team opens their 73rd season on Thursday night against Dayton at Stamabugh Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

Fans are reminded that because YSU classes are in session, the pregame procedures will be different than usual.

Tailgating lots (M-24 and M-7) will open at 4 p.m. Beer will be on sale in both lots at that time and fans will be allowed in to start their tailgating festivities.

The YSU football team will make its tailgate walk at approximately 5:15 p.m. through the M-24 Lot. Fans are encouraged to lineup and greet the team as it heads towards the stadium. Members of the YSU Marching Pride will join the walk up to Stambaugh Stadium.

Fans in attendance will receive a 2013 schedule magnet courtesy of WKBN 27 First News, Coca-Cola and State Farm.

The YSU women's golf team will be selling "Penguin Power Bands" and "Y" Magnets in the tailgate lot. The price of the power balance bands is $10 while the magnets are $3 each. Members of the YSU baseball program will be selling merchandise near the M-24 Lot. The YSU Bookstore will be selling items at the game on the West Concourse.

As always, YSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID. Tickets on gameday are $19 for reserved and $15 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 $11.95 while stats and audio are free. 

On Friday, the YSU soccer team plays its first-ever game at Farmers National Bank Field. The match is set to start at 4 p.m.

Thursday's Schedule
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
4 p.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24 and M-7) open | Parking available in M-26/M-27
5:10-5:15 p.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
6 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
6 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
6 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
6:15 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride/Warren G. Harding Marching Band "Icebreaker"
6:30 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens
7:10 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
7:30 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
7:35 p.m. - YSU vs. Dayton

Halftime: Warren G. Harding Marching Band, YSU Marching Pride

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

Game televised on MyYTV live at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 13 and 108 on Armstrong Cable and Channel 247 on Time Warner Cable