TUESDAY, JUNE 05, 2012
Five home games, Ga. Southern on football schedule
Five home games and a season-opening road trip to powerful Georgia Southern highlight the Jacksonville University football schedule released today.

The Dolphins, 7-4 overall last season, begin the campaign with a Sept. 1 road trip to Statesboro, Ga., to meet the Eagles who were 11-3 in 2011. GSU made it to the NCAA FCS semifinals before losing to fourth-ranked North Dakota State.

JU then travels to Division I Charleston Southern on Sept. 8 and plays the first home game of the season Sept. 15 against Webber International.

The team begins its Pioneer Football League schedule on Sept. 22 with a game at Dayton and follows with homecoming Sept. 29 against Marist.

Trips to Morehead State and Davidson begin October followed by a home game Oct. 20 against 2011 PFL co-champion San Diego.

The Dolphins have a bye week Oct. 27 and have their final stretch run beginning in Indianapolis at Butler on Nov. 3, the final road game.

The Dolphins end the regular season with games against Campbell on Nov. 10 and Drake on Nov. 17. Drake was co-champ last season with San Diego.

“This is a great schedule with a variety of interesting opponents,’’ interim Director of Athletics Joel Lamp said. “As we saw last year, the PFL continues to improve, we start with a tough Georgia Southern team and play a Division I school in Charleston Southern.’’

Tickets for all home games are on sale now with several packages available.

Season tickets are $40 and VIP season tickets, which includes access to food and beverage at the VIP tent each game, are $100 and single game tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids.

Inexpensive group sales packages also are available with groups of 20 tickets $100; groups of 50 $200 and groups of 100 tickets $300. Group sales tickets are good for any home game.

For more information go to judolphins.com/tickets or call Director of Marketing Brian Freshley at 256-7863