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Ohio Football Announces Bobcat Blackout

Oct. 19, 2011

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University Athletics Department and the Center for Sports Administration will team-up on Wednesday, Nov. 2 for the inaugural Bobcat Blackout game against Temple.

The game will be nationally televised on ESPN with kickoff set for 8 p.m. Ohio will wear their new all-black uniforms and fans will have the opportunity to purchase matching Bobcat Blackout t-shirts. 

The Ohio Sports Administration program will be selling exclusive t-shirt packages while supplies last.  Each package will include:

  • One (1) raffle ticket into a drawing to win a FREE all-black, authentic Ohio football jersey
  • One (1) official Bobcat Blackout long sleeve black t-shirt
  • One (1) entry for a chance to win $10,000
  • One (1) free round of golf from the Ohio University Golf & Tennis Center
  • Food coupons for Pita Pit and Cutlers Restaurant

In addition, the first 3,000 fans to the game receive a free scarf presented by Holzer Clinic, and free thundersticks.

Pricing for the Bobcat Blackout Packages will be available as follows:

  • Student Ticket with Black T-Shirt Package: $10
  • General Public Black T-Shirt Package ONLY: $15
  • General Public Ticket with Black T-Shirt Package: $20

The campaign is yet another example of how the graduate Sports Administration Program and the Ohio University athletic department have joined to benefit each organization. The partnership has helped create fan-friendly events, including the Green Fever Men's Basketball games, growing Bobcat Blitz spring campaign, and several practical learning experiences for the Sports Administration students.

"Our relationship with Ohio Athletics continues to provide our students with practical experience that is second to none," said Jim Kahler, Executive Director of the Center for Sports Administration.  "We appreciate the opportunity to work with them to increase attendance for the Temple game and, at the same time, raise incremental funds for our program that directly benefit our students."

"We encourage all Ohio University students to come out and support our football team during Bobcat Blackout," said athletic director Jim Schaus. "Along with a national television audience on ESPN, this night will be one to remember for years to come."

Buy your official Bobcat Blackout Package today to make sure you get the right size black t-shirt.  Reserve your shirt and seat at the game today by calling 740-593-4666 or visiting www.ohiobobcats.com/bobcatblackout.  Special discount ticket pricing is available for local groups and organizations. 

Calling all students!  Follow Rocky Bobcat Student Park on Twitter to find out what special events will occur and what FREE FOOD and FREE GIVEAWAYS will be available before the game in the Rocky Bobcat Student Park.  An announcement is expected to be made week.  Rocky Bobcat Student Park is the official home of Ohio student tailgating, located next to Peden Stadium on the football practice fields.  Gates will open at 6pm.

For more information on Bobcat Blackout on Wednesday, November 2 at 8pm vs. Temple, e-mail us at bobcatblackout@gmail.com or call us at 740-593-4666.