Written by Edythe Bradley
The Albany State University Golden Rams will officially kickoff the 2012 football season during their annual preseason reception on Friday, July 27. ASU football fans and supporters are invited to meet and greet the football coaches and hear exciting information about the 2012 season at the 13th Annual Preseason Football Reception and Press Conference on July 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Eula Lovett Hall at the Albany State University Coliseum at Albany State.
Head coach Mike White and his assistant coaches will give a preview of and answer questions about the Golden Rams’ upcoming season. Guests will also get to meet and greet several Golden Ram football players. The reception, which is free of charge and open to members of the Quarterback Club and Golden Rams football fans, is the official start of the 2012 season, according to head coach Mike White.
“Our preseason reception has become a Golden Ram tradition. It is a great opportunity to thank our fans for supporting us during the season and solicit support for our 2012 campaign, which promises a lot of excitement,” White said. “We fell short of our goals last season, but we look to be very competitive in the battle for the 2012 SIAC and national championship titles.”
Coach White will also make an appearance at the SIAC’s Annual Football Media Luncheon on Tuesday, July 17, at the Occasions Event Center in Tucker, Ga., at 12:30 p.m.
The Golden Rams, who were runners-up to the SIAC championship title and made their eighth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division II national playoffs, will open the 2012 season at home on Saturday, Sept. 1, in a non-conference matchup against 2011 playoff foe, the North Greenville University Crusaders. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Albany State University Coliseum.
For more information about the football reception, call 229-430-4754, 229-430-4673 or 229-430-6470.