Tailgating lots (M-24 and M-7) will open at 10 a.m. Beer will be on sale in both lots at that time and fans will be allowed in to start their tailgating festivities. Parking in the M-26, M-27 and decks will be available at that time.
Kids Tailgate Fun Day, presented by State Farm, begins at 1 p.m. in the M-7 Tailgate Lot. The Kids Tailgate Fun Day is free and open to everyone. Tailgate activities will include bounce-a-round games, inflatables and skill games, clowns, face painting, Pete & Penny Penguin photo ops and game-ticket giveaways. A reminder that the Kids Day schedule could be altered because of inclement weather. Follow YSU on Twitter @YSUsports for updates on the day's activities.
The first 500 children ages 12-and-under will receive a YSU Season-Ticket T-Shirt courtesy of Armstrong Cable and Coca-Cola. This special shirt will allow kids to gain entrance to all YSU football and men's and women's basketball home games throughout the 2013-14 school year at NO charge.
Members of the Youngstown City Police, the Youngstown Fire Department, the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office and YSU Campus Police will participate with safety vehicles. The safety service units will have various safety-related displays to interact with the children and adults.
Also in the M-7 Lot, the Tongue and Cheek Band will start their performance at 1 p.m.
The YSU football team will make its tailgate walk at approximately 1:45 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 special "Y" keychain courtesy of WKBN 27 First News and Medical Mutual.
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. During the game members of the softball team will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets.
Fans should be on the lookout for Penguin Club members selling tailgate signs and giving out Mardi Gras beeds in the M-24 Lot to help add some juice to the party atmosphere.
As always, YSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID. Tickets on gameday are $19 for reserved and $15 for general admission.
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
10 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24 and M-7) open | Parking available in M-26/M-27
1:40-45 p.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
2 p.m. - YSU Women's Golf Invitational at Candywood Golf Course
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
2:30 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
2:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride/Lowellville High School Band "Icebreaker"
3 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens
3:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
4 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
4:05 p.m. - YSU vs. Duquesne
Halftime: Lowellville High School Marching Band, YSU Marching Pride
Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
Game rebroadcast televised on MyYTV live at 10 o'clock Saturday on Channel 13 and 108 on Armstrong Cable and Channel 247 on Time Warner Cable and again at noon on Sunday.
On Instgram and Twitter fans are encouraged to use #GoGuins when posting photos, videos or tweets. If you need assistance in the tailgate lot contact YSU police @YSUpolice on twitter.