MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game kicks off football season Au...

MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game kicks off football season Aug. 17

A new venue and an added twist to the event name means the MTSU Office of Alumni Relations annual Pigskin Pre-Game Stockyard Party will be hosted Saturday, Aug. 17, in head football coach Rick Stockstill’s “backyard.”

Click on the graphic above for a direct link to register for tickets to this year’s Pigskin Pre-Game event.

Normally held off-campus, this year’s event will take place inside Floyd Stadium, home of Stockstill’s Blue Raiders, who will embark on their first season in Conference USA.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the formal program will start at 7.

All proceeds of this event benefit the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, which is awarded to children or grandchildren of MTSU alumni, said Paul Wydra, assistant director for alumni relations.

Wydra added that the MTSU Alumni Association makes the annual event a kickoff to the Blue Raiders’ football season, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, against Western Carolina in Floyd Stadium.

“We also tie it in to a kickoff for another great Blue Raider football season,” Wydra said.

“With all the excitement surrounding our move to C-USA, the Alumni Association felt that the stadium would be a fantastic location to hold this event. We think this will also be a great family event.”

Tickets for the event will be $30 for adults; children 12 and under will be admitted free. Attendees must prepay and RSVP by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, to secure tickets, which will include food, soft drinks and door prizes. No alcohol will be served at this year’s event.

Tours of the stadium and a meet-and-greet with coaches and players also will be part of the activities for attendees.

Parking will be available in the Greenland Drive lot. Guests can enter Floyd stadium through Gate 2.

For more information about Pigskin Pre-Game and sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tickets, call 800-533-6878 or visit

Payments can be mailed in care of the Office of Alumni Relations, MTSU Box 104, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 37132.

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Under a large tent, MTSU alumni and friends go through the food line at the 2012 Pigskin Pre-Game. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, in Floyd Stadium. (Photos by Don Wright Designs & Photography)

MTSU alumni and friends visit during the 2012 Pigskin Pre-Game, the Office of Alumni Relations’ kickoff to the Blue Raiders football season.