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Ohio Football Announces Fan Appreciation Day Open Practice

Ohio Football Announces Fan Appreciation Day Open Practice

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ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio football team will host an open practice on Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. ET at Peden Stadium as part of a Fan Appreciation Day event.

Free general admission seating will be available to the public at the practice. Highlights of the event include:

• Games and activities set up around the stadium.
• An appearance by the Marching 110 Pep Band.
• A post-practice autograph session.
• The opportunity to select from the best seats still available for the 2019 season.

For questions or to set up a tour with a member of the sales team, fans can call 1-800-575-2287.

Over the last 14 years under the leadership of head coach Frank Solich, Ohio has recorded 106 wins, captured four Mid-American Conference East Division titles, appeared in 10 bowl games and tallied four bowl victories. The Bobcats recorded their second-straight nine-win season in 2018, capping the year off with a 27-0 shutout of San Diego State in the 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl to record their second-straight bowl win. Ohio is set to return three All-MAC selections from the 2018 squad, including senior quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada), redshirt senior defensive back Javon Hagan (Jacksonville, Fla.) and redshirt senior punter Michael Farkas (Mishawaka, Ind.). The Bobcats were selected to win both the MAC East Division and the 2019 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game in the conference's media preseason poll, which was announced earlier this week.

Ohio will kick off the 2019 regular season on Saturday, Aug. 31, with a home matchup against Rhode Island at Peden Stadium. The contest is slated to get underway at 2 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN+. For ticket information, call the ticket office at 1-800-575-2287 or click here.

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