Georgetown, KY – Not every Tiger fan can be at Toyota Stadium for the home football opener Sept. 6 (a Thursday!), but please try to make it there in spirit by following the video streaming on GC’s iHigh.com site. Kickoff is 7 p.m. for the Mid-South Conference tussle against the Faulkner University Eagles of Montgomery, AL.

The artificial turf of iHigh.com Field will be one of the few college football surfaces in the country with an infill of green pellets, which can make the on-field temperature 10 degrees cooler.

Excitement is building as your Tigers – with many returning from the squad that reached the 2011 NAIA playoffs semifinals – are ranked No. 4 in the Pre-Season Poll. Among the special recognitions that evening will be our 1982 men’s basketball team (26-3), which was inducted into the GC Athletic Hall of Fame this year; and members of our 2011 Baseball team who will receive their MSC championship rings.

Couple all that with the christening of the iHigh.com Field “turf” and there’s no reason we won’t pack the house (seating capacity 5,000, plus plenty of standing room and the popular hillside behind one end zone).

For those reasons, you may be wise to purchase tickets soon for the GC-Faulkner game: $5 general admission (on sale at The Store next week), $7 bleacher-back seat, $12 chair-back seat. E-mail GC’s Assistant Athletic Director for reserved seats at Austin_Sparks@georgetowncolleg.edu.

Thanks to iHigh.com, Coach Bill Cronin’s powerhouse team could play in front of twice that many or more for every game. Check it out for the season opener – an away game at Bluefield College in southwestern Virginia, Sept. 1 – or any of the soccer and volleyball games that are scheduled for live streaming.

(iHigh.com provides schools, colleges and other youth organizations with free web tools and video streaming that connect sports and activities to the premier Global Youth Network.)

Actually, iHigh.com Field will get its first action Friday night (Aug. 17) when our friends, the Cardinals of Scott County High, play host to Louisville Seneca.

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