Time Change For FSU Football Home Opener

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University Athletics Department has announced the official starting time has been changed for the Bulldogs' first home football contest of the 2010 campaign.

FSU will host the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals in their home opener on Saturday, Sept. 11, with kickoff set now for 6 p.m. (EDT) at Top Taggart Field.  The time was moved up one hour from the previously announced start time for the contest, which will also serve as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opener for both squads.

The Bulldogs will kick off their 2010 home schedule in week two against SVSU under the lights on Top Taggart Field's Mondo Ecofill artificial-playing surface as part of the "Honoring American Heroes" Day contest.

As part of the activities for the home opener, FSU will honor those who serve our country with all first responders such as police, ambulance, firefighters earning free admission along with all veterans and current military members.  One dollar of each ticket sold will support the FSU Veterans Student Organization.

The day's activities will begin with a high school gridiron contest between Big Rapids and White Cloud at 1 p.m. (EDT) followed by a Red, White and Blues tailgate event sponsored by FSU Student Government between games.  After the FSU-SVSU contest, a concert will take place inside the stadium at approximately 9 p.m. (EDT) with the annual postgame fireworks display following at 9:45 p.m.

Tickets for the home-opening event will be sold at the stadium on game day.