OXFORD, Ohio - All directions point to Oxford, Ohio and Miami University from Oct. 26-28 as Miami's moms and dads spend three days on campus for Family Weekend.
While there are a wide variety of events to attend, the spotlight shines upon Yager Stadium on Saturday (Oct. 27) where two of the Mid-American Conference's current five undefeated teams engage in the Battle of the Bricks. Miami, 2-0 in MAC play, and arch-rival Ohio, 1-0 in the conference, meet for the 89th time and signs point to a full-fledged offensive shoot-out. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m.
Quarterbacks ZAC DYSERT (Ada) of Miami and Tyler Tettleton of Ohio are two of the nation's best at that position. Just last week, Dysert became the first person in NCAA FBS history to throw for 500 yards and rush for 100 yards in the very same game.
The Family Foursome ticket packages are available to purchase. The phenominal package includes four tickets, four free Miami baseball hats, four hot dog and drink vouchers for only $44. Click here to order tickets online or call Miami's Athletic Ticket Office at (513) 529-4295.
The game day atmosphere is perfect for families as Miami's Cheerleaders, Dance Team, Shakerettes, and Marching Band help cheer on the RedHawks. Experiencing all that game day has to offer is a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon with your family at Miami University! Tailgate Town is the place to be on a Fall Saturday in Oxford. What better way to prepare for RedHawk Football than to fire up the grill, listen to music and hang out with friends. Tailgate Town is open two hours prior to kick-off (1:30 p.m.) and admission is FREE!
Other Family Weekend events:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26
11th Annual Family Weekend Dinner, Entertainment & Auction Sponsored by MUSF & CAC
Shriver Center Heritage Room @ 6:30 pm
All Miami students and family members are invited to the 11th Annual Family Weekend Dinner and Auction on Friday, October 26th at 6:30 pm. The evening will include a delicious dinner, musical entertainment and an auction featuring great merchandise and memorabilia. All proceeds from the auction benefit scholarships for students sponsored by the Miami University Student Foundation.
Global Rhythms "Blueprint of a New World"
Hall Auditorium @ 6:30 pm
The Global Rhythms Concert begins with a food tasting featuring dishes from all around the world at 6:30 pm and then is followed by a cultural concert beginning at 8:00 pm. This is a great way to learn more about differing cultures while enjoying delicious food and musical entertainment.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Miami Football vs. Ohio Bobcats
Yager Stadium @ 3:30 pm
CAC's 2012 VIP Kick-off Lounge Tailgate
Tailgate Town on the west lawn of Millett @ 1:30 pm
Enjoy live music, food and interactive games prior to the kickoff versus Ohio University. Experience game day live, you can purchase your CAC's VIP Kick-off Lounge Tailgate Package including game day hospitality tent with a BBQ Buffet and football game ticket. Family price is $28 per person and Miami student is only $20. Capacity is 350, so get your ticket today!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
Sunday Morning Brunch With President Hodge
Marcum Conference Center @ 10:00 am
Come have a delicious brunch as you listen to President Hodge talk about Miami. There will be a complementary gift at the end of the event to show appreciation to all of our Miami families. The breakfast is sponsored by Campus Activities Council and a ticket is needed for all in attendance. You can purchase tickets for $20 per person (limit 135).
Fraternity and Sorority Life Brunch
Marcum Conference Center @ 11:00 am
Everyone is welcome to join the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Leadership as well as student leaders at our Family Weekend Brunch to learn more about Greek Life here at Miami. This will be a time for students and families who are interested in joining or already members of the fraternity and sorority community to come together.
Capitol Steps "Take the Money and RUN for President"
Hall Auditorium @ 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm