Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2014-10-07

Samford University alumni, parents and friends are invited to a tailgate prior to the Samford versus Furman University football game in Greenville, South Carolina, Saturday, Oct. 25.

The meal and fellowship will begin at 11:30 a.m. EDT at Furman’s Paladin Stadium.  The game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

 “We hope you choose to join us as the Samford Bulldogs take on the Furman Paladins,” said director of alumni programs Molly McGuire. “The tailgate will be fun for all ages, and we’re expecting a great game.”

Samford and Furman were named Southern Conference co-champions in 2013.

Tailgate lunch prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 7 and under.  Paladin Stadium is located at 3300 Poinsett Highway in Greenville.  Free visitor parking is located in Daniel Chapel North and South lots. Registration deadline is October 21.

To register for the tailgate, click here.  To purchase game tickets, click here.

The Greenville event is part of a busy fall roster of on-the-road gatherings planned by the Samford Office of Alumni Programs and Annual Giving.

The Bulldogs’ first game of the 2014 season drew several hundred Samford fans to a tailgate prior to the Texas Christian University game in Fort Worth, Texas, in late August. A tailgate is also planned at the Samford vs. Auburn University game at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Upcoming non-sports events are planned for Samford alumni in Atlanta, Georgia, Nashville, Tennessee, and elsewhere. Details are available here.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.