Home Opener Set For Saturday
On the heels of its trip to No. 2 Alabama Saturday, the Kent State football team opens its six-game 2011 home slate this Saturday against Louisiana at 7 p.m. in Dix Stadium.
The game will serve as both Heroes' and Champions Night. The Kent State Department of Athletics will honor local military personnel and first responders, in addition to recognizing all the Flashes' championship teams and individuals from the 2010-11 season.
Under the direction of first year head coach Darrell Hazell, the Golden Flashes return 14 starters and 46 letterwinners. Among those players are 2010 Mid-American Conference Defensive Player and Freshman of the Year Roosevelt Nix. Fellow All-MAC returnees Chris Anzevino, Tyshon Goode, Sam Kirkland, Matt Rinehart and Brian Winters also join Nix in the hunt for a MAC championship.
Tailgate lots on the east and west sides of Dix Stadium open three hours prior to each game and the Fan Experience in the Field House starts two-and-a-half hours before kickoff. Coach Hazell will address the crowd as part of the team's "Fan Walk" in the Field House
two hours prior to kick-off.
With season tickets starting as low as $30, you won't find a better deal anywhere in the country on Division I football. In addition, Kent State faculty and staff receive additional discounts simply by showing their university ID when purchasing season tickets. Call (330) 672-2244 for more information or stop by the Athletic Ticket Office in the M.A.C. Center.