Feb. 7, 2012

OXFORD, Ohio - Miami University's football team will host Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) at Yager Stadium on Saturday, September 8, completing its 2012 schedule, Director of Athletics BRAD BATES announced today (Feb. 7).

The home game will be played between road contests at Ohio State (Sept. 1) and at Boise State (Sept. 15). The actual game time for the battle against the Salukis has not yet been set.

"We look forward to hosting Southern Illinois this fall and are excited to complete an inspiring 2012 non-conference schedule which provides our students and staff with extraordinary competitive opportunities to represent this extraordinary University," Bates said.

Head Coach Dale Lennon's Salukis compiled a 4-7 overall record in 2011 (2-6 in Missouri Valley Conference play). SIU's football team has made the playoffs eight times since becoming a FCS member in 1982. SIU made the playoffs seven-straight seasons from 2003-09, which at the time was the second longest streak in the nation behind Montana's run of 17 consecutive playoff appearances.

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REDHAWK SEASON FOOTBALL TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

From now until Feb. 29, 2012, RedHawk season ticket holders, Miami football alumni, and active Red & White Club members will receive the option to buy tickets to Miami football's season opener against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Horseshoe in Columbus. The Sept. 1 contest will mark the debut of new OSU coach Urban Meyer.

Miami's 2012 Mid-American Conference home-game slate will include contests versus Ohio, Temple, Kent State and Ball State, plus Southern Illinois on Sept. 8. The dates for all conference and non-conference home games, along with the away-game schedule, will be released once finalized by the MAC office.

As an added benefit to purchasing 2012 season tickets, RedHawk fans also will receive two free single-game parking passes to any of the lots in which individual game passes are sold on game day, as supplies are available. The opportunity to spread payment up to seven months (ending Aug. 1, 2012) through a payment plan on season tickets and parking also is available.

 

Season ticket and parking prices are as follows:

• Regular Adult: $90

• Miami Faculty/Staff: $75

• Butler County: $80

• Youth Reserved: $70

• Senior Citizen: $80

• Reserved Parking: $100

 

The requirements for having access to purchase Ohio State tickets are as follows:

• The purchase of at least two (2) 2012 Miami football season tickets AND:

• Active membership in the Red & White Club between $100-$249 - Provides access to PURCHASE two (2) Ohio State tickets (also applies to those who qualify at the Young Alumni membership)

• Active membership in the Red & White Club between $250-$499 - Provides access to PURCHASE four (4) Ohio State tickets

• Active membership in the Red & White Club at $500 and higher - Provides access to PURCHASE up to six (6) Ohio State tickets

Everyone must meet the requirements to purchase Miami-Ohio State game tickets.

Membership in the Red & White Club must be paid by June 30, 2012 and is based upon your giving to the Red & White Club between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Those who have not completed their active membership by this time will not be allotted Ohio State tickets. Due to limited quantities and anticipated high demand, tickets for the Ohio State game are not guaranteed. Ticket orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis to those who qualify, while supplies last.

Ohio State has not released the pricing for the 2012 tickets as of yet. We anticipate having the actual price for the game ticket this spring. Due to this situation, account holders will only be charged $50 per ticket as a deposit. When the price is determined by Ohio State, the account holder will be charged the remaining cost of each ticket purchased.

The general public not meeting the status of current season ticket holders, current Red & White Club members, or Miami football alumni will have the opportunity to purchase Miami football season tickets at any point. However, access to Ohio State tickets will begin on March 1, if available. The access to purchase Ohio State tickets after February 29 is based upon ticket availability and subject to the same requirements stated above.

A limited number of Ohio State tickets will be available to current Miami University students. Students should check athletics director Brad Bates' twitter (@MiamiU_ADb2) when they return from spring break for more information about the packages.

Note: Purchasing rights for Ohio State football tickets are non-transferrable. Tickets must be ordered and paid for by the ticket holder/Red & White Club member who meets the criteria to purchase. These tickets will also be mailed to the address on the ticket holder's account. There are no exceptions. Ticket requests are not guaranteed. Due to the demand of this event, ticket requests to sit with specific people will not be guaranteed. Ticket seating locations will be based upon the Red & White Loyalty Points of the purchaser. If requests to sit with other Ticket Holders/Red & White Club members have been made, the tickets will be allocated based upon the lowest priority member's location. To purchase your 2012 Miami Football Season Tickets, please click here or visit http://www.muredhawks.com/ and click on `Buy Tickets' in the top right corner of the homepage. All accounts have a username and password. If you do not know or have misplaced your username or password, please contact the Miami Athletic Ticket Office. For any general questions about next year's season ticket process, please contact the Miami Athletic Ticket Office at 513-529-4295 (HAWK). Please note that a high call volume during the first few days of this promotion is anticipated and we ask for your patience as we help all Miami fans with their questions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you purchase your season tickets it is important for all customers to first complete eligible donor requirements (if necessary and warranted) through the 'Donations' tab after you log-in. To make a donation to the Red & White Club, select the 'Donate Now' drop-down from the 'Donations' tab and select the Red & White Club fund for designation. Follow the steps to fill out the necessary fields and amount. Once you have completed the necessary donation requirement you can then purchase your 2012 Miami Football Season tickets and the Ohio State tickets through the Ticketing tab. The number of Ohio State tickets you are eligible for will be based upon your giving level, as stipulated in the requirements.

The Red & White Club is the official fundraising organization that supports Miami University Athletics' annual scholarship needs. Gifts to the Red & White Club help offset the rising cost of scholarships, approximately $6 million, and enables Miami student-athletes the opportunity to pursue a prestigious degree while competing for championships. Your support is crucial to the long-term growth and success of Miami University Athletics. For more information about the Red & White Club or to join, contact us at: (513) 529-8097 or RWClub@muohio.edu or click or click here. Your gift DOES make a difference in the lives of Miami student-athletes.

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