BERRY COLLEGE TO KICK OFF INAUGURAL FOOTBALL SEASON TOMORROW, CURTAIN ALSO TO RISE ON SHORTER UNIVERSITY’S 2013 SEASON

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The wait is just about over.  The Berry College football team will play its first-ever game tomorrow at Barron Stadium against Maryville College.  The game is set to get underway at 6 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.  Ben Poplin, who just finished up a stint as the voice of the Rome Braves during the 2013 season, will serve as the voice of the Vikings in their inaugural season.  Pre-game programming will begin just before 5:30 pm and will feature interviews conducted by Randy Davis and Matt Davis with Berry’s athletic director Dr. Tom Hart and head football coach Tony Kunczewski.

It is indeed a time of new beginnings for Berry College.  Along with a new football team, they have a new athletic director.  Dr. Tom Hart recently joined the Berry athletics staff to replace former AD Todd Brooks, who is now the AD for Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.  Dr. Hart came to Berry from Webster University in St. Louis.  He told Randy Davis that he is thrilled to join the Berry staff at such an exciting time, with the establishment of the football program and other developments at the college.  He indicates that it has been a challenge that has had its rewards.

Witness Berry’s new beginnings as the Vikings football team takes the field for the very first time at Barron Stadium as host to the Scots of Maryville College tomorrow evening at 6 pm.  Today is the final day of advance ticket sales for the Vikes’ inaugural game.  Tickets may be purchased at Berry’s Krannert Information Desk through noon today.  They are $5 each for general admission with a four-ticket maximum.  Tickets will be sold at the gate on game day, depending on availability.

Shorter University will also open its 2013 season tomorrow.  They will do so in Charleston, South Carolina against Charleston Southern.  Jim Bojo and Randy Bowen will call the action of the game on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  Kick off is set for 11 am.  Pre-game programming will begin around 9:40 am.

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