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Albany State Golden Rams to kick off football season at later time

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Albany State University football fans will have to wait an extra three hours to see the Golden Rams kickoff the 2011 season on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Golden Rams and the Savannah State University Tigers will face off in the Annual Music City Classic at 5 p.m., not 2 p.m. as originally scheduled, according to ASU athletic administrators.

The time change was made because of predicted weather conditions, said interim ASU Athletics Director Dr. Richard H. Williams.

“Several members of our athletics committee and The 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia, who are sponsoring the game, were concerned with weather and heat conditions for a 2 p.m. kickoff, so we collectively decided to change to a later time,” Dr. Williams said. “We want to ensure the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaching and training staffs, game officials and our fans during our athletic events. We believe the change will make all parties involved more comfortable for a great football game.”

The Music City Classic game will be held at Henderson Stadium in Macon, Ga. Ticket information will be released at a later date, Dr. Williams said.

For more information, call 229-430-4754 or 229-430-4673.

Date          Opponent                                        Site                                   Time

9/3            Savannah State                               Macon, GA                       5:00 p.m.

Music City Classic

9/10           Wingate Univ.                                 Albany, GA                       7:00 p.m.

Dr. Joseph Winthrop Holley Memorial Game

9/17           Valdosta State Univ.                       Albany, GA                       7:00 p.m.

9/24           Miles College *                               Fairfield, AL                     6:00 p.m. ^

10/01         Kentucky State Univ. *                    Indianapolis, IN                2:00 p.m.

28th Annual Circle City Classic

10/8           Lane College *                                Jackson, TN                     2:00 p.m. ^

10/15         Morehouse College *                      Albany, GA                       7:00 p.m.

10/22         Clark Atlanta Univ. *                       Valdosta, GA                    3:00 p.m.

South Georgia Heritage Classic

10/29         Benedict College *                          Albany, GA                       2:00 p.m.

Homecoming 2011 & Senior Day

11/5           Fort Valley State Univ. *                 Columbus, GA                  2:00 p.m.

22nd Annual Fountain City Classic

11/12         SIAC Championship Game             TBA                                  TBA

* – SIAC Games ^ CST

Mike White, Head Coach

Assistant Coaches: Rickey Alexander, Kenyan Conner, Dan Land, Uyl Joyner, Anthony Kelly, William Chunn

Bokowski Daniels, Christopher Henderson, Demetrie McCray, Hardrick Porchia

Dr. Everette J. Freeman, President

Dr. Richard H. Williams, Director of Athletics (Interim)

Stephanie Harrison-Dyer, Assistant Director of Athletics

Edythe Y. Bradley, Sports Information Director

229-430-4673 •  edythe.bradley@asurams.edu

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