NEWBERRY, S.C. - Times and special events have been announced for the home portion of the 2006 Newberry College football schedule, the athletic department announced today. The four dates that had times as "to be announced" have kickoff times of 7 p.m.
Indian Club and Letterman's Club Appreciation Day will take place on opening day against Edward Waters College. The Letterman's Club will also induct new members into the Newberry College Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime. This game will begin at 1:30 on September 2.
The September 9 game against Morehead State University will kick off at 1:30, and this game is tagged as Newberry County Emergency Services Day. Members of city and county police departments, fire departments, and emergency service outposts will receive free admission to the game.
The first night game of 2006 will be played on September 16 against Brevard College at 7 p.m. and is designated as Newberry County Student Night. Elementary and middle school students will be admitted free of charge, and students of high school age will be admitted by showing a valid school ID.
The Elizabeth City State game is still scheduled for September 23 at 1:30.
Carson-Newman College will start the conference portion of the schedule on September 30. This will be Lutheran Youth Day, and the game will begin at 1:30. During halftime, the athletic department will honor members of the three teams that made NCAA postseason competition in 2005-06.
Newberry's sixth consecutive home game is homecoming, October 7, against Catawba College with a 7 p.m. start. Homecoming weekend will be particularly special this year, as the College will be celebrating its 150th anniversary.
On October 21, Newberry and Wingate will lock horns beginning at 7 p.m. Fans will be treated to what has become a closely-contested rivalry, with the last three games between the teams being settled by a mere nine points.
November 4 will round out the home portion of the season with the 20th annual Bishops Trophy game between the Indians and the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne College. This game will start at 7 p.m. and will feature another closely-contested rivalry as of late, as the three games with Zak Willis at the helm have all been settled in the fourth quarter or overtime by an average of 3.7 points. This day will also double as Family Day.
Away games in 2006 are:
- October 14, 2:30 - Mars Hill College
- October 28, 1:30 - Tusculum College
- November 11, 1:30 - Presbyterian College