The 43rd Annual Groundhog Day Luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 2 and will commence at 11:30 a.m. inside the Murphy Center.
Head coach Jim McGuire and the Middle Tennessee baseball team will host the event to kick off the 2016 baseball campaign. The popular luncheon will feature the traditional menu of ham hocks, white beans, tomato salad, green onions, corn bread, chocolate cake and ice cream.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Additionally, a table of 10 can be reserved for $250. Reservations can be made by calling the Blue Raider ticket office at (615) 898-5261. The deadline to pre-order tickets is Feb. 1.
The Blue Raiders kick off the 2016 campaign with a seven-game homestand at Reese Smith, Jr. Field that opens against Big 10 power Indiana on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. After a midweek game against Lipscomb, the Army, Western Michigan and Miami (OH) will round out the season-opening homestand in the Mule Mix Classic.