TSU football update

TSU Tigers will be ready for 2016 campaign

TSU Tigers will be ready for 2016 campaign

The Tennessee State University football squad faces three HBCU opponents in September, and SEC member Vanderbilt for their Homecoming in October, for their non-conference schedule in 2016. The Tigers appear on ESPN3 at least twice, perhaps more. Starting Friday, July 1 you can get your season tickets to catch the action live, twice at Nissan Stadium and twice at Hale Stadium on TSU’s campus.

TSU opens at Nissan Stadium, hosting the Golden Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sat., Sept. 3 at 6 pm in the John Merritt Classic; face the Tigers of Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis Sat., Sept. 10; and tangle with the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sat., Sept. 17.

TSU begins Ohio Valley Conference play Oct. 1, hosting UT Martin at 2 pm, live on ESPN3, for the first of two games in Hale Stadium. The Big Blue meet Vanderbilt Sat., Oct. 22 for Vandy’s Homecoming game. TSU’s final home game is Senior Day at Hale Stadium Sat., Nov. 12 versus Tennessee Tech.

Also part of the league’s eight-game football “Game of the Week” package on ESPN3 is the Tiger’s Homecoming game at Nissan Stadium against Eastern Kentucky Saturday, Oct. 15 (6 p.m. CT). The package also features four Wildcard Selections (Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19) announced 12 days before each contest; TSU could be selected for any of those.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, and delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. Accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through WatchESPN, the network is available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. Also available free to U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

All other Conference football games and non-conference home contests (approximately 36 games) are available on the OVC Digital Network, a web streaming platform that produces high-definition webcasts available at no cost on any computer, tablet, smart phone, or Roku.

Season tickets for the 2016 TSU football season begin sale Friday, July 1, by visiting or calling the TSU Ticket Office (615-963-5841). Season-ticket packages includes four home games, with optional seating on or near the 50-yard line. Season tickets are $70; TSU Faculty/Staff $60; Young Alumni / recent graduates (TSU graduates from 2012-2016) and Kids 12 and under $50; and season parking passes $30 (one parking pass per season ticket).

Single game tickets for the John Merritt Classic go on sale July 15; single tickets for other games Sept. 6 (tickets increase by $5 gameday) : Nissan Stadium range from $15 – $40; Hale Stadium $15.