Kennesaw State football announces home game with Paine College
Owls and Lions to meet at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Sept. 19, 2015 KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2014)…
Georgia (Jan 15, 2014) — Owls and Lions to meet at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Sept. 19, 2015
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2014) — The Kennesaw State football program added another game to its inaugural 2015 schedule with the announcement that it will play Paine College at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 19.
The addition of Paine to the schedule brings the number of opponents to eight. Three
more contests are expected to be announced and will complete an 11-game schedule.
Kennesaw State will play its inaugural game on the road against non-conference foe East Tennessee State at Kermit Tipton Stadium, Steve Spurrier Field on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. (ET). The Owls' six-game Big South Conference schedule was announced on Jan. 7 and KSU will play home contests against Gardner Webb (Oct. 17), Monmouth (Oct. 31) and Charleston Southern (Nov. 7).
Paine College, located in Augusta, competes at the NCAA Division II level and is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). The Lions kick off their inaugural season in 2014 and are coached by Greg Ruffin.
Prior to any home opponent being announced, Kennesaw State has already surpassed 2,000 season ticket deposits, representing nearly 60 percent of available tickets at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. While the stadium has a seating capacity of 8,300, only 3,600 tickets will be sold to the public and only available through season ticket purchases.
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries. KSU Athletics attained NCAA Division I status in 2006, and its 16 sports (seven men’s, nine women’s) compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.