Elon Set to Host New Hampshire in Friday Football Action

Posted by Press Release on October 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – In the second game of three consecutive home contests, the Elon University football team will welcome in the New Hampshire Wildcats for a 7 p.m. CAA Football tilt on Friday, October 7. The game was moved to Friday due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew.

GAME NOTES

In the event of further changes, fans should visit elonphoenix.com or follow @elonphoenix on social media for updates. Click HERE for a running list of updates.

Fans unable to attend the game can listen to the game on WSML 104.5 FM and 1200 AM or at elonphoenix.com as David Hibbard and Taylor Durham will have the call. The radio broadcast will start at 6 p.m. Fans can also listen to all Elon football games via the TuneIn Radio app. This app is free to download to your smartphone.

A free video stream of the game will be available through Phoenix All-Access.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
3:30 p.m. – Parking lots open
5:00 p.m. – Shuttle bus service begins (Shuttle Map)
5:30 p.m. – Ticket windows, bag check and gates open
6:41 p.m. – Fire of the Carolinas takes the field
6:45 p.m. – Letterwinner’s Lounge Opens in the Walker Room of Alumni Field House
6:49 p.m. – National anthem
6:56 p.m. – Team entrance
7:00 p.m. – Kickoff of Elon vs. New Hampshire

NEW BAG POLICY AT RHODES STADIUM
Beginning this season, Elon University has implemented a new policy for bags entering Rhodes Stadium. All bags entering the stadium will be checked before fans reach the ticket booths at the facility. Multiple lines will be available and there will be specific lines for fans entering with no bags.

The following items will be prohibited from Rhodes Stadium:
• Weapons
• Explosives
* Alcoholic beverages
• Outside food and beverages
• Smoking and tobacco products
• E-cigarettes
• Umbrellas
• Containers or coolers
• Flags on poles
• Bicycles, skateboards or rollerblades
• Pets (except service animals)

FOOTBALL GAME DAY
For more information on ticketing, parking and directions to Rhodes Stadium, please visit the Football Game Day web page.

GAME DAY PROGRAMS
For the second straight year, Elon will offer a digital game program that includes rosters, stats and video features. Make sure you are prepared for the game by utilizing the digital program.

ELON VS. NEW HAMPSHIRE
This will mark Elon’s third game against New Hampshire since the Phoenix became a member of CAA Football for the 2014 season. The Wildcats have claimed victories in each of the first two meetings.

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN
The Phoenix football squad elected two captains for the 2015 season. Serving as captain for the second year in a row is senior linebacker John Silas (Powder Springs, Ga.). He will be joined by first-year captain, junior offensive lineman Ikenna Nwokeji (Randolph, Mass.).

Each week the Phoenix will also name a game-week captain. The list of those captains is below:

• Gardner-Webb– LB Warren Messer (Garner, N.C.)
• at Charlotte – RB Brandon Gentry (Monroe, N.C.)
• Fayetteville State – DL Nick Groll (Armonk, N.Y.)
• at William & Mary – DB Malcolm Galloway (Norcross, Ga.)
• Villanova – DL Dondre Howell (Mooresville, N.C.)
• New Hampshire – OL CJ Toogood (Holly Springs, N.C.0

NUMBERS FROM LAST GAME
• 2.0 sacks recorded by Daniel Everett (Williamston, N.C.), giving him a team-best 3.0 sacks on the season
• 14 tackles by Chris Blair (Winston-Salem, N.C.) to match a career high; It also makred the 10th double-digit tackle performance of his career


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