Home football finale: Free tickets, MAC division lead up for grabs

All that separates the football Falcons from a Mid-American Conference East Division title and a trip to the MAC championship game are wins in their final two games, beginning Friday (Nov. 21) with the home finale against Buffalo.

And free tickets to the 6 p.m. game at Doyt Perry Stadium are available to faculty and staff in campus offices that win a “Falcon Football Finale” decorating contest this week. The Office of Campus Activities is conducting the contest, which will also offer tickets at a discounted rate to employees in all participating offices.

Participants should register with Campus Activities, at 2-2343 or 401 Bowen-Thompson Student Union, by 5 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 19), indicating whether they’re competing in the Large Division—for offices with 11 or more employees, excluding students—or the Small Division—10 or fewer employees.

Thursday (Nov. 20), judges will visit and judge each registered area based upon use of the “Falcon Football Finale” theme, creativeness and spirited employees. The judges will be on the west side of campus from 9 a.m. to noon and on the east side from 1-3 p.m.

“Best of Show” winners in each division will win tickets to the game plus an invitation to watch it from the Wilcox Board Room in the Sebo Athletic Center. Ticket limits are 35 for the Large Division and 15 for the Small Division. Runners-up in each division will receive tickets for each participating employee. All winners will be recognized during the game.

All participating offices/departments will receive recommended guidelines for decorating. Time spent on it should be coordinated at the discretion of each chair/director. Participants are asked to follow the University Decorations Policy, which prohibits vegetation, candles and halogen lights, as well as blocking emergency exits and suspending decorations from lighting, smoke detectors, fire pull stations and sprinklers.

Several public areas around campus can be arranged for decoration by departments that would like to compete but don’t have adequate office space.

In addition to the decorating contest, faculty and staff can be part of the “Orange Out” declared by BGSU Athletics, which is encouraging all fans to wear orange to the game. To help the cause, both the University Bookstore and the Student Book Exchange are offering 20 percent off all orange BGSU apparel purchased in store today through Friday.

Also, University Dining Services will close all campus dining halls at 3 p.m. Friday and relocate to a tent in Falcon Football Tailgate Park on the stadium’s east side, where food service will be available from 3:30 p.m. until kickoff. Food service in the Union and campus convenience stores will remain open.

Following Friday’s game, the football team closes the regular season Nov. 28 at Toledo. The MAC championship game is set for Dec. 5 at Detroit’s Ford Field.

November 17, 2008