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May 4 , 2005
CONTACT: Ward Mullens

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EMU to host Big Day Prep Football Showdown at Rynearson Stadium Aug. 27

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University will host the inaugural Big Day Prep Showdown at Rynearson Stadium Aug. 27.

The event will feature eight area high school football teams in four games. Northville will play Saline at noon; Allen Park will play Trenton at 2:30 p.m.; Lake Orion vs. Troy at 5 p.m.; and Novi vs. Chelsea at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students. Children age six and under are free. All game-day tickets are $10 at the gate. Tickets to the event are available at all participating schools.

“This is a great opportunity for EMU,” said Steve Watson, associate athletic director for EMU.  “We will be hosting some great high school football games and get the opportunity to show off our campus and facilities to everyone who attends.”

The Big Day Prep Showdown is being sponsored by the Detroit Metro Sports Commission, Comcast Local, WXYT AM 1270 and the Detroit Free Press.

Comcast Local will broadcast the showdown’s final game on a tape-delayed basis to nearly 1.4 million Comcast customers across Michigan.

For additional information about the Big Day Prep Showdown, call 313.202.1800 or go to http://www.bigdayprepshowdown.com

            Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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