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Ohio Football Arrives in Shreveport

Ohio head coach Frank Solich steps off the bus in Shreveport, La.

Dec. 24, 2012

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SHREVEPORT, La. - The Ohio University football team arrived in Louisiana on Monday to begin preparation for the 2012 Advocare V100 Independence Bowl. The Bobcats will open practice on Tuesday before facing Louisiana-Monroe on Friday.

Check out OhioBobcats.com for daily updates on the Ohio Football team's fourth straight bowl appearance. Fans should also visit Ohio's official twitter pages - @OhioFootball, @OhioBobcats and @OHIOBobcatsFBEQ for up-to-the-minute updates.

Listed below are the list of special events for Bobcat fans:

The Big Game Show Team Welcome Party
Wednesday, December 26
8:00 pm CT
Riverview Hall - Downtown Shreveport
Before the teams compete on the field, they will have to battle it out in the "Big Game Show." The show will begin at 8:00 pm at Riverview Hall in downtown Shreveport. "The Big Game Show" is a friendly competition between the teams before they take the gridiron, which consists of coaches and players participating in three different game shows. Members of the audience will also have an opportunity to participate too. Click here to purchase tickets for the event.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast
Thursday, December 27
7:30 am CT
Bossier Civic Center
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes local chapter will sponsor a full breakfast for the players and coaches at the Bossier Civic Center. This event is open to the public, and tickets are just $5. Click here to purchase tickets for the event.

Ohio Alumni Golf Outing
Thursday, December 27
10:30 am CT
East Ridge Country Club - Shreveport
Join fellow Ohio fans and alumni for a golf outing at the East Ridge Country Club, one of Shreveport's premier clubs. Space is limited, so get your group together or come alone to enjoy a fun round of golf. The cost for golf, a riding cart, range balls and lunch is $60, payable at event registration. There will be an optional $20 cash entry "tournament" for those interested in pitting their golf skill against the other players. To register, please RSVP to Ohio alum Jim Zander at zeker1@bellsouth.net by Tuesday, December 18. Please also include your golf handicap, or what you typically score for an 18 hole round of golf.

AT&T Pep Rally & Parade
Thursday, December 27
5:00 pm CT
Louisiana Boardwalk - Bossier City
Head out to the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City the night before the game to catch the AT&T Pep Rally and Parade down the main street of the Boardwalk. Come get a taste of Louisiana Carnival Time featuring Mardi Gras Floats, as well as the bands, cheerleaders and mascots from each team. This event is free and open to the public!

MetroPCS Fan Fest
Friday, December 28
9:00 am CT
Hirsch Coliseum (Adjacent to Independence Stadium)
Get to the fairgrounds early on gameday and stop by the Hirsch Coliseum for the MetroPCS Fan Fest, featuring inflatables, interactive games, photo opportunities, local food, and live entertainment, including music by Windstorm. This event is free and open to the public!

Bobcat Bash
Friday, December 28
10:00 am CT
Hirsch Memorial Coliseum (Adjacent to Independence Stadium)
Join your fellow Ohio alumni, students, fans and friends for the Bobcat Bash! Admission includes food and beverages, with a cash bar also available. To register, click here.