Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ohio University football and OU Alumni Tailgate

The Ohio Univeristy Bobcats are playing for the MAC Championship on ESPN tonight at 7:30 pm.

Ohio U plays Central Michigan. And, OU footballers accepted an invitation to play in the GMAC Bowl on January 7th. This is the first bowl game for the Bobcats since 1968.
On December 7th, the OU alumni are holding a tailgate before the Steelers Browns game from 5 - 8 pm. At the tailgate we will have various types of food, drinks, and giveaways. The tailgate will be held in Red Lot Clark East, beside the Clark Building. Look for the Ohio Bobcats flag to find the tailgate. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by November 30th and send a check for $15.00 to:

Colleen Doughty
c/o OUAA Pittsburgh Chapter
5605 Pavillion Court
Wexford, PA 15090

Please make checks out to OUAA Pittsburgh Chapter. In addition, please bring your ID so that I can give wristband to individuals that are over 21. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Please join us and invite your friends!

1 comment:

Mark Rauterkus said...


The Ohio football team has officially accepted an invitation to play in the 2007 GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Sunday, Jan. 7 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The Bobcats will be making their first bowl appearance since the 1968 Tangerine Bowl.

Ohio's opponent will be either Houston or Southern Mississippi from Conference USA. Those two teams will meet in that league's championship game on Friday, Dec. 1. The Bobcats have never faced either team. Ohio holds a 32-21-6 record against teams currently competing in Conference USA.

"This is a very important moment for Ohio University. I am very proud of the accomplishments of our student-athletes and coaches," said President Roderick J. McDavis. "The last time Ohio's football team went to a bowl game I was an undergraduate of the University. It was a wonderful and exciting time for Ohio football fans. I encourage all Bobcat fans to be a part of this historic occasion and attend the championship game in Detroit and the GMAC Bowl in Mobile to cheer on our team. Go Bobcats!"

The 2007 GMAC Bowl will be the eighth game in the event's history. Ohio's appearance will mark the sixth consecutive time that a team from the Mid-American Conference has participated. The MAC currently boasts a 5-0 record in its previous appearances.

The Bobcats have appeared in two bowl games in the program's history. Ohio played in the 1962 Sun Bowl versus West Texas State and the 1968 Tangerine Bowl against Richmond.

Ohio Athletics will announce travel and ticket packages for the GMAC Bowl on Friday, Dec. 1 via the department's official website,

The Bobcats are one of four teams from the Mid-American Conference participating in postseason play. In addition to the Bobcats' GMAC Bowl appearance, Central Michigan will play in the Motor City Bowl, Western Michigan will play in the International Bowl and Northern Illinois will appear in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.