MTSU Pigskin Pre-Game

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For the second straight year at The Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro, MTSU fans, alumni and friends will feature Blue Raider football as the main topic during the annual Pigskin Pre-Game Alumni Legacy Scholarship fundraising event. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

The annual Pigskin Pre-Game will once again kick off the MTSU Blue Raiders football season for alumni and friends of the university.

A fundraiser for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship, the event will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at The Grove at Williamson Place, 3250 Wilkinson Pike, just off Medical Center Parkway across from Embassy Suites Hilton near Interstate 24.

"Pigskin Pre-Game is a great fundraising event for a great cause, the Alumni Legacy Scholarship awarded to children or grandchildren of MTSU alumni," said Paul Wydra, an MTSU Alumni Relations assistant director.


"We have awarded almost $50,000 in scholarships during the last five years, largely because of the support we receive from the community, our terrific sponsors and the MTSU faculty and staff for events like Pigskin Pre-Game every year," Wydra added.

The increasingly popular craft beer breweries will be there to add to the evening's festivities, Wydra said.


Tickets for the event will be $35 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Those planning to attend must prepay and RSVP by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, to secure the ticket.

The price includes food from the Tennessee Pork Producers Association and The Blue Porch, adult beverages and soft drinks, live entertainment, door prizes and more.

Coach Rick Stockstill and members of his staff and other coaches in the athletics department plan to attend.

Free parking is located on site and the event will be held rain or shine.

Sponsors include Stones River Total Beverages, Mayday Brewery, Bad Idea Brewing Company, Tennessee Craft Distributors LLC, MTSU Vending Services and Pepsi.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tickets, call 615-898-2922 or visit

Payment for tickets can be mailed to the Office of Alumni Relations, MTSU Box 104, Murfreesboro TN 37132.

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