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Events Planned for Game Week

Students, fans, faculty and staff will be able to enjoy a number of events in the days leading up to Old Dominion University's first football game in 69 years.

A series of spirit-building activities on Kaufman Mall is planned, featuring live music, food and beverages, and performances by the Monarch Marching Band, cheerleaders, dance team and Big Blue.

OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS:

THURSDAY, SEPT. 3

7 a.m. - "The Coors Light" Bobby Wilder radio show, live on 94.1 FM from Buffalo Wild Wings, 1308 Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - College Colors Day: Wear your ODU colors and apparel to show your Monarch pride.

4 p.m. - Paw print painting: Students will paint blue paw prints on sidewalks around campus.

6 - 9 p.m. - Pep rally on Kaufman Mall, featuring live music, games and activities; the Monarch Marching Band; cheerleaders; dance team; Big Blue; and football coach Bobby Wilder speaking at 8:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 5

2 p.m. - Parking lots open for football game

3 p.m. - Kaufman Mall opens for activities, including alumni tent, student tent, athletic promotions tent and live music; food and beverages for sale

3:40 p.m. - Monarch March: Football team walks through Kaufman Mall en route to stadium

4 p.m. - Monarch Maniacs admitted to stadium

4:30 p.m. - Stadium gates open

5:15 p.m. - Monarch Marching Band, cheerleaders, dance team and Big Blue perform on Kaufman Mall and then march into stadium

5:47 p.m. - Monarch Marching Band pregame performance in stadium

6:07 p.m. - Kickoff: Old Dominion vs. Chowan

Post-game - "5th quarter" - Monarch Marching Band performance in stadium

Parking lots will close 90 minutes after the game.

This article was posted on: September 2, 2009

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