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.
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 a fire truck, the Youngstown Bomb Squad truck, the K-9 unit and other safety-related displays to interact with the children and adults.
Also in the M-7 Lot, The Lead Belly Boys Band will be the first tailgate band of the year. The Lead Belly Boys are set to 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" ruler courtesy of WKBN 27 First News, Walgreens 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. 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.
On Friday, the YSU soccer and volleyball teams will be in action.
The Penguins volleyball squad is playing host to a four-team tournament at the Beeghly Center. On Friday, the Guins take on Saint Francis (Pa.) at 11 a.m. and Tulane at 7 p.m. YSU plays Toledo at 1 p.m. on Saturday prior to the football game.
The soccer team plays host to the Akron Zips at Farmers National Bank Field. The match is set to start at 7 p.m.
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 p.m. - Volleyball vs. Toledo
1:40-45 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
2:30 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-24 Lot
2:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride/ 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. Morehead State
Halftime: Bay Village 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.
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