Oct. 5, 2006
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference has announced that Ohio's football game against Western Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 7 will be the MAC TV Game of the Week. The game will now begin at 12 p.m. rather than the originally scheduled 7 p.m. start time.
Saturday's game is sponsored by Holzer Clinic. It is also Youth Day presented by AEP. All children ages 3-18 will receive admission for $5.
Also on Saturday, there will be a youth cheerleader competition held at Pepsi Tailgreat Park beginning at 9 a.m. There will also be extra inflatable games for kids in Pepsi Tailgreat Park.
Rufus' Kids Club will hold a kickoff extrvaganza in Pepsi Tailgreat Park as well. Rufus' Kids Club is the new and improved Ohio athletics kids club. Pizza and Drinks will be provided, and kids will have the opportunity to sign up for the club and pick up their kids club t-shirt. Kids attending the event will also get to meet "the coolest cat in Athens."
During the game, the winners of the Draw Play contest will be recognized. The winners were picked from among 1,200 entries. The winners, whos drawings are featured in the football game program, are Zack Jennice (Trimble Elementary; Glouster, Ohio), Ariel Johnston (McArthur Elementary; Creola, Ohio), Alivia McBee (Allen Elemntary, Chillicothe, Ohio), Aaron Brant (Bartlett Elementary; Cutler, Ohio) and Kayla Pahl (Bartlett Elementary; Cutler, Ohio).
The game is scheduled to air live on FSN Ohio (RSN, Ohio), Comcast Local (RSN, Michigan), Comcast Sports Net (RSN, Chicago) and Time Warner 13 (Cable, Buffalo). The game has also been added to the ESPN Gameplan pay-per-view package. Michael Reghi will handle the play-by-play on the telecast, with Bob Chmiel adding analysis. Jeff Phelps will serve as the sideline reporter.
Following the matchup with the Broncos, Ohio will play its final non-conference game of the season at Illinois on Oct. 14. The Bobcats return home for a homecoming contest against Buffalo on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. For information on tickets, call the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office at 1800-575-CATS.