Free Admission Offered for Saturday Games

 Free Admission Offered for Saturday Games

10/03/2013 

The SUNY Cortland Athletics Department is saying thanks to local fans this weekend by offering free admission to a pair of Saturday home games and celebrating community youth teams.

All fans will get in to the College’s football and women’s soccer games for free. Cortland hosts Plattsburgh in soccer on the Jets Field at 11:30 a.m. and Kean University on the gridiron at 1 p.m.

“This is a way for us to recognize fans in the community — the loyal ones who have been coming to games for years and also those who might never have experienced a home game,” said Ashley Whiting, the College’s assistant athletic director for marketing, promotions and event management.

Along with the free admission offer, the College plans to welcome local football and cheerleading teams from the Cortland Youth Bureau and Groton Youth Football. It all ties in with the Athletics Department’s “communiversity” theme for the day.

“We try to make our games fun for kids and affordable for families,” Whiting said. “That stays true all year long.”

With a 2-3-4 record, Cortland’s women’s soccer team is battle tested so far this season. Six of its nine games have gone into overtime, including a draw with then-No. 2 nationally ranked Emory. The Red Dragons played to 0-0 ties in their first two State University of New York Athletic Conference games and host Potsdam on Friday before their Saturday game against Plattsburgh.

The football team enters its New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) match-up against Kean at 1-2, coming off a 33-25 loss at No. 19 St. John Fisher. The Red Dragons will look to keep their perfect NJAC mark intact after knocking off William Paterson, 26-15, at home Sept. 21.


More News

Local Teachers Hone Skills at College

Local Teachers Hone Skills at College

More than 200 teachers participated in a campus professional development day.


Chancellor to Honor Four Students for Excellence

Chancellor to Honor Four Students for Excellence

Two seniors and two recent graduates will be honored Thursday, April 2.


Sociologist to Discuss Humanity's Global Effects

Sociologist to Discuss Humanity's Global Effects

William Skipper will explore how human technology and processes impact Earth.


Filmmaker to Discuss Human Enhancement

Filmmaker to Discuss Human Enhancement

Filmmaker Regan Brashear will screen and discuss her newest work March 31.


College's Outdoor Centers Explained at Roundtable

College's Outdoor Centers Explained at Roundtable

SUNY Cortland students have four outdoor facilities for hands-on learning opportunities.


Casting Complete for ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’

Casting Complete for ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’

The hit Broadway production takes the Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre stage April 10.


April Events Continue Project on Eastern and Central Europe

April Events Continue Project on Eastern and Central Europe

A documentary analyzes a tragic past and a lecture considers an uncertain and dangerous future.


Workshop Calls Young Girls to STEM Fields

Workshop Calls Young Girls to STEM Fields

The Tech Savvy event invites sixth- through ninth-graders Saturday, March 28.


Blaze Falls Just Short in Mascot Madness

Blaze Falls Just Short in Mascot Madness

The College's red dragon lost in SUNY's online competition by the narrowest of margins.


Student Climber Rescues Trapped Dog

Student Climber Rescues Trapped Dog

The manager of Cortland's new climbing wall went where nobody else could.


Explore

Visit

Contact