Volleyball Announces 2010 Slate and Promotional Schedule
Highlighting the promotional schedule will be the GSU Athletic Foundation Tailgate on Saturday, September 18 at 7 p.m. and the annual Dig Pink match set for Thursday, October 28 against Furman. The “Win a Wii courtesy of SpringHill Suites” season-long promotion will begin September 6 and run through the end of the season to raffle off a Nintendo Wii. At every home contest, fans (including students and ticket holders) can sign-up once a match at the raffle center, which will be located inside the front gate of Hanner Fieldhouse. The winner will be announced during halftime of the final home match on November 9 against Davidson. The winner does not have to be present on November 9 to win the prize and will be contacted based on their name, phone number and email address given upon entry.
The Eagles open the schedule on the road with six straight matches, first traveling to the War Eagle Invitational at Auburn (August 27-28) before meeting three neutral site teams at the MT Blue Raider Bash in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (September 3-4).
Originally scheduled to open at home against Savannah State on August 31, the Eagles will now open their home slate on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. against the SSU Tigers. Subway will sponsor the match and the first 50 fans will receive a free sandwich.
Georgia Southern then travels to North Carolina State for the final road tournament of the season, Sept. 10-11. GS will face Morehead State, Mercer and host Wolfpack in a two-day tournament in Raleigh, N.C.
The team will then play host to the SpringHill Suites Invitational, Sept. 16-18. South Alabama, Winthrop, East Tennessee State and Charleston Southern will visit Statesboro for a round-robin tournament to conclude the tournament portion of the schedule.
Several promotions are scheduled to take place during the tournament. The Eagles open the action facing South Alabama on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Following the match, the team will host an autograph session for all fans. On Saturday, the first 100 fans in attendance to the East Tennessee State match at 10 a.m. will receive a free donut and the GSU Athletic Foundation Tailgate will take place that evening (6 p.m.) prior to the Charleston Southern match at 7 p.m. The tailgate will be held in front of Hanner Fieldhouse with free food and water.
Conference play kicks off the weekend of Sept. 24-25 with visits to Wofford and Furman. There are a total of 16 Southern Conference matches with eight taking place in Hanner Fieldhouse. After the Eagles open SoCon play on the road, they host the final home non-conference match against South Carolina State on Sept. 28. The first 200 fans will receive a free promotional item courtesy of Verizon Wireless.
GS then welcomes Chattanooga on Bulloch County Education Night and Junior Eagle Club Night on October 2. All Bulloch County teachers and students will be admitted free into the match upon statement of the school they attend or work at. In addition, all Junior Eagle Club members receive free admission with the presentation of their Junior Eagle Club membership card.
A trip to Charleston, S.C. will see matches against The Citadel and College of Charleston (Oct. 8-9) before GS welcomes UNC Greensboro and Elon on Oct. 15 and 17, respectively. Set to sponsor the UNCG match is Chick-fil-A and the first 50 fans will receive a free Chick-fil-A sandwich and coupon. The first 50 fans into the Elon match will receive a free slice of pizza courtesy of Domino’s.
Following the two-match homestand, the Eagles hit the road for three straight conference matches beginning at Davidson and Western Carolina (Oct. 21-22). A visit to Boone, N.C. on Oct. 24 to face the Appalachian State Mountaineers concludes the three-match road trip as the Eagles welcome the Furman Paladins on Oct. 28 and Wofford Terriers on Oct. 30.
Dig Pink is set for Oct. 28 against Furman and all fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Donations will be accepted in the lobby of Hanner Fieldhouse during the match. On Oct. 30, admission will be free to all fans wearing a Halloween costume or with a football ticket from the Samford game that afternoon.
The final non-conference match will take place at North Florida on November 2 before Georgia Southern plays host to The Citadel and College of Charleston, Nov. 5-6. Nov. 5 has been designated BLUAU-Hawaiian Night. Fans will receive a free slice of Hawaiian pizza courtesy of Papa John’s if they are one of the first 50, while the first 250 fans will receive a free Hawaiian Lei. All fans are encouraged to dress in Hawaiian attire.
BLUE OUT is set for Nov. 6 against College of Charleston. All fans are encouraged to wear blue and all fans that present a football ticket from the afternoon game against Appalachian State will be admitted free. All Junior Eagle Club members will also receive free admission upon presentation of their membership card.
Senior Day and the final home match of the 2010 season is scheduled for Nov. 9 against the Davidson Wildcats at 6 p.m. The first 50 fans will receive a free Chick-fil-A sandwich and the winner of the season-long raffle for a Wii will be announced at halftime.
GS closes out the regular season at Samford on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.
After condensing the Southern Conference Tournament in 2009 due to economic considerations, the 2010 conference tournament will be restored to full participation levels to include the top eight teams. The 2010 SoCon Championship will take place in Boone, N.C., Nov. 19-21 with the top four teams from the North and South Divisions qualifying.
Season tickets are currently on sale. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-800-GSU-WINS or visiting the official website of Georgia Southern Athletics at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com. Fans can purchase a single season pass for $20 or a family pack, which includes two adult and two child passes, for $40. One point is awarded to your GSU Athletic Foundation Account when the family pack is purchased.
Single match prices are slated at $5 for an adult and $1 for children (ages 12 and under).
Head Coach Chad Callihan will speak with all season ticket holders as a new initiative this season. Three dates have been set for Callihan’s “Chalk Talk” sessions: October 2, October 30 and November 6. Callihan will break down the match with all season ticket holders an hour before start time.
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Thursday, 29 July 2010 11:39