Sep 02, 2011
The Humboldt State University football squad is gearing up for one of its toughest contests of the year against Central Washington University, Thursday, Sept. 8 in Redwood Bowl. The game starts at 5 p.m. and will be nationally televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Leading up to the game, the HSU community is invited to a host of free events. A pep rally slated for Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. on the UC Quad kicks off the festivities with a car bash and appearances by head coach Rob Smith, the Marching Lumberjacks and HSU mascot Lucky Logger. Fire dancers from the Humboldt Circus Fire Show will perform and the Humboldt Bass Crew will be on hand DJ’ing a set of dubstep beats.
On Thursday, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Redwood Bowl, staff and faculty are invited to a special barbecue leading up to kick off. A ticket is required for both the barbecue and the game, and has been distributed to all departments via campus mail. Any faculty or staff member who didn’t receive a ticket should contact their department administrative assistant, or email Stephanie Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is hosted by Intercollegiate Athletics and the Office of the President.
The game starts at 5 p.m. and reintroduces the Jack Attack, a sports fan club for students (see the full story here http://now.humboldt.edu/news/reintroducing-the-jack-attack-screaming-hsu-fans-wanted/), complete with premium seating adjacent the new Marching Lumberjacks section and free Lumberjacks gear. Students can join the club by signing up at the Jack Attack booth at HSU home games.
Everybody else will be treated to free white Jacks t-shirts to create a “white out” of Redwood Bowl. Humboldt Alumni will be on hand with free pom-poms and Jacks axes along with free face painting for kids. HSU Crew is managing the concession stand featuring hamburgers and Big Pete’s pizza, Humboldt Brews hot wings and sandwiches from Porter Street Barbecue. Hot coffee and other refreshments will also be available.
HSU Takes Back the Tap, a student club aimed at raising awareness of water-rights issues, will be partnering with Kleen Kanteen and will be selling reusable Jacks water bottles. Sun Valley Floral Farms will be offering free flowers to attendees and Humboldt Outfitters will be selling Jacks gear. The event will also mark the launch of campus’ new Zipcar program, a car-sharing service designed to alleviate parking constraints and offer students, staff and faculty more alternative transportation options.
Parking behind Founders Hall and Van Matre Hall will be closed the entire day except for disabled and service vehicle parking.. Shuttle service will be offered from off-campus locations, including the Arcata Community Center and Arcata High School lots. To help, one-day JackPasses are being distributed to campus employees, who are urged to leave their car at home if possible.
Where can I find the CBS Sports Network?
Check your local cable listings or go to http://www.cbssportsnetwork.com/
Pre-game tickets are available at Big Pete’s Pizzeria in Eureka and Arcata and Sport & Cycle in Eureka and Fortuna. $15 reserved, $10 general admission, $8 children & non-HSU students. Children under 2 are free. HSU students admitted free with current school ID.
Catch up on the latest sports news at HSUjacks.com.