An early kickoff followed by a pair of basketball games at Beeghly Center will make for a busy Saturday. The 15th-ranked Youngstown State football team plays host to Southern Illinois at Stambaugh Stadium to start the afternoon. Kickoff for the Senior Day contest is set for Noon at Stambaugh Stadium.
Following the football game, YSU fans can hang around and catch a doubleheader of men's basketball games as Cleveland State plays Kent State at 5 p.m. followed by the YSU-Akron contest at 7:45 p.m. in the Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
Prior to the football game, the Guins will salute 17 seniors who will be playing in their final regular-season home game. That is set to take place at 11:40 a.m. following pre-game warmups.
Tailgating festivities are set to begin bright and early at 8 a.m. Beer will be on sale in both lots start at that time. Parking in the M-62, M-71, M-72 and decks (M-30 and M-60) is available for $5.
The Penguin Pack will be hosting their party in the tailgate lot for YSU students in the M-63 Tailgate Lot.
Members of the YSU baseball program will be selling merchandise near the M-63 Lot and then at the game on the West Stands Concourse. The program will be accepting credit cards for purchases. The women's golf team will be selling YSU "Y" Powerband wristbands and magnets.
All fans attending the game will receive a car magnet courtesy of Medical Mutual, ValleyCare and WFMJ TV-21.
During the game members of the softball team will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets.
As always, YSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID with seating on the East Side stands. Tickets on gameday are $20 for reserved seats. The YSU Athletic Ticket Office is open until 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday prior to the contest.
On Friday, the YSU women's basketball team will play their home opener against American at the Beeghly Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
8 a.m. - Tailgate Lots (M-63 and M-70) open | Parking available in M-62/M-72
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
10:30 a.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
10:30 a.m. - North/South/East Side Ticket Booths Open/Handicap Parking Available behind East Stands
10:45 a.m. - YSU Marching Pride "Ice Breaker" North of the Andrews Wellness Center
11 a.m. - 570 WKBN YSU/Pizza Hut Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Lot
11 a.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
11:40 a.m. - YSU Senior Day
11:47 a.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
Noon - Tailgate Lots Closes
12:04 p.m. - YSU vs. Southern Illinois
Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Sweeney Truck Giveaway
Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN
7:45 p.m. - Men's Basketball vs. Akron (Beeghly Center)
On Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter fans are encouraged to use #GoGuins and #PenguinNation when posting photos, videos or tweets. If you need assistance in the tailgate lot contact YSU Police @YSUpolice on twitter or call (330) 941-3527.
Fan Services and credit card sales are available on at the YSU Athletic Ticket Office inside Stambaugh Stadium. Visiting team will call is located behind the East stands.