Many Activities Planned for 72nd Homecoming Contest vs. USD

Many Activities Planned for 72nd Homecoming Contest vs. USD

The Youngstown State football team returns to Stambaugh Stadium to play host to South Dakota for the first time in school history on Homecoming tomorrow. Kickoff is slated for 2:05 p.m. Tickets are available by calling (330) 941-1978.

Plenty of activities will be part of the weekend, which is the 72nd Homecoming Game in school history.

Highlighting the day will be the annual Homecoming Parade which is set for noon along fifth Avenue. Fans are reminded that Fifth Avenue will be closed from just before noon until following the parade. No access to Stambaugh Stadium will be available during the parade.

The tailgate lots (M-24 and M-7) are set to open at 8 a.m.

In the M-7 Tailgate Lot, the band, Guys Without Ties, will begin at 11 a.m.

The YSU football team will make its tailgate walk at approximately 11:40 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 stadium cup courtesy of Lyden Oil Company, 21 WFMJ and Coca-Cola.

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.

On Friday, the YSU swimming and diving team is in action against Niagara at 5 p.m. while the volleyball team entertains Valparaiso at 7 p.m. On Saturday, volleyball plays host to Wright State at 7 p.m. while on Sunday, the swimming and diving team has a dual against Butler.

Saturday's Schedule
8 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-24 and M-7) open | Parking available in M-26
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
11 a.m. - Guys Without Ties Band in M-7 Tailgate Lot
11:40-11:45 a.m. - YSU Football "Team Walk" Through M-24 Tailgate Lot
Noon - Homecoming Parade
12:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
12:30 p.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
1 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens
1 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
1:40 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
2 p.m. - Tailgate Lot Closes
2:05 p.m. - YSU vs. South Dakota

Halftime: Homecoming King and Queen, YSU Marching Pride

Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
7 p.m. - YSU Volleyball vs. Wright State in Beeghly Center (Free Admission)

Game Replay on MyYTV at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday (Channel 13 and 108 on Armstrong Cable and Channel 247 on Time Warner Cable)