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					Football 101
         Student Guide
 for the 2009 Football Season at the
     University of South Alabama
Table of Contents

Game Week Information
Activities and Schedule                         3-5
Fight Song and Alma Mater                       6
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Tickets for Students



Game Day Information
Directions                                      7
Parking                                         7
Jaguar Prowl                                    8
Stadium policies                                8
Tailgating                                      8-9
Transportation                                  9




Important phone numbers and websites:
Athletics Ticket Office                 (251) 461-1USA
Dean of Students Office                 (251) 460-6172
Student Government Association          (251) 460-7191
Jaguar Productions                      (251) 460-7144
Office of Campus Involvement            (251) 460-7003
www.USAGAMEDAY.com
www.facebook.com/USACampusInvolvement




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                               Activities and Schedule
September 5th    Jaguar Football vs. Hargrave Military Academy                4pm Ladd Stadium
                 Game Week Student Activities
                 Sept. 2 Midweek Nooner featuring “Photo Football Schedules” 10:30 - 2:30,
                         Student Center, Free with USA Student ID; sponsor: Jaguar Productions
                 Sept. 3 Pep Rally and Meet The Players 7:30 pm, Student Center Amphitheater
                         Welcome Block Party 8pm or end of Pep Rally, Epsilon I
                 Sept. 4 Football Friday 11am – 1pm, Student Center, WEAR RED!
                         Hot Spot at The Market 11am – 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: Greek Life
                         Market Deals: $1.00 pizza slices 11am – 1pm, The Market, Must wear red
                         USA shirt for discount; sponsor: USA Dining Services
                         Tailgate Toss Contest 12– 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: USA Bookstore
                         Bookstore Promos: 10% discount for students wearing USA logo apparel,
                         price drop on featured USA logo item, free drawing for JagWear Prize Pack
                 Sept. 5 Football Tailgating Party Noon, Ladd Stadium
                         Live music by Before 9 1– 3pm, Ladd Tailgating Area; sponsor: JP

September 26th   Jaguar Football vs. Army Prep                               4pm Ladd Stadium
                 Game Week Student Activities
                 Sept. 25Football Friday 11am – 1pm, Student Center, WEAR RED!
                         Hot Spot at The Market 11am – 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: CISO
                         Market Deals: $1.00 milkshakes 11am – 1pm, The Market, Must
                         wear red USA shirt for discount; sponsor: USA Dining Services
                         Football Wheel of Prizes 12 – 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: USA Bookstore
                         Bookstore Promos: 10% discount for all students wearing USA logo apparel,
                         price drop on featured USA logo item, and drawing for Jagwear Prize Pack
                         Family Weekend Pep Rally 7:30 pm, Student Center Amphitheater
                         Family Weekend Magician “Justin Kredible” 8pm, Mitchell Center,
                         Free; sponsor: Jaguar Productions
                 Sat. 26 Football Tailgating Party Noon, Ladd Stadium
                         Live music by Muskrat Hannah 1–3pm, Ladd Tailgating Area; sponsor: JP

October 10th     Jaguar Football vs. Georgia Military J.C.                11:30am Ladd Stadium
                 Game Week Student Activities
                 Oct. 8 Outdoor Movie (movie TBA) 8pm, Delta Lawn, Free; sponsor: JP, Delta RAs
                 Oct. 9 Football Friday 11am – 1pm, Student Center, WEAR RED!
                         Hot Spot at The Market 11am – 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: AASA
                         Market Deals: $1:00 burger 11am – 1pm, The Market, Must wear red USA
                         shirt for discount; sponsor: USA Dining Services
                         USA Super Fan Costume Contest 12-1pm, Student Center; spons: Bookstore
                         Bookstore Promos: 10% discount for all students wearing USA logo apparel,
                         price drop on featured USA logo item, free drawing for Jagwear Prize Pack
                 Oct. 10 Football Tailgating Party, 9-11am, Ladd Stadium; entertainment TBA



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                          Activities and Schedule



October 17th   Jaguar Football vs. Louisburg (N.C.) J.C.                  4pm Ladd Stadium
               Game Week Student Activities
               Oct. 15 Pep Rally 7:30pm, Student Center Amphitheater
                       Comedy Show featuring Stevie Starr, the Regurgitator 8pm,
                       Student Center Ballroom, Free; sponsor: Jaguar Productions
               Oct. 16 Football Friday 11am – 1pm, Student Center
                       WEAR RED!
                       Hot Spot at The Market 11am – 1pm, Student Center, sponsor: Greek Life
                       Market Deals: $1.00 Milkshakes 11am – 1pm, The Market, Must wear red
                       USA shirt for discount; sponsor: USA Dining Services
                       Football Skills Contest 12 – 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: USA Bookstore
                       Bookstore Promos: 10% discount for students wearing USA logo apparel,
                       price drop on featured USA logo item, free drawing for Jagwear Prize Pack
               Oct. 17 Football Tailgating Party Noon, Ladd Stadium
                       Live music (TBA) 1-3pm, Ladd Tailgating Area; sponsor: JP


October 31st   Jaguar Football vs. Fork Union Military Academy            4pm Ladd Stadium
               Game Week Student Activities
               Oct. 29 Halloween Band Party 8pm, Beta/Gamma Commons; sponsor:
                        Jaguar Productions and Beta/Gamma RA’s
               Fri. 30. Football Friday 11am – 1pm, Student Center
                        WEAR RED!
                        Hot Spot at The Market 11am – 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: Greek Life
                        Market Deals: Free Halloween Candy Baskets 11am – 1pm, The Market,
                        Must wear red USA shirt for discount; sponsor: USA Dining Services
                        Halloween Costume Contest 12 – 1pm, Student Center,
                        sponsor: USA Bookstore
                        Bookstore Promos: 10% discount for all students wearing USA logo
                        apparel, price drop on featured USA logo item, and drawing for Jag
                        wear Prize Pack
               Sat. 31 Football Tailgating Party noon, Ladd Stadium
                        Live music (Act TBA) 1-3pm, Ladd Tailgating Area; sponsor: JP




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                            Activities and Schedule

November 7th   Jaguar Football vs. Milford Academy-Homecoming               4pm Ladd Stadium
               Game Week Student Activities
               Mon. 2 BLEED IT RED DAY — Wear RED All Day
                         LifeSouth Blood Drive, Student Center
                         Decorate the Traffic Circle 7pm, bring toilet paper, streamers, silly string
               Tues. 3 WHITE DAY — Wear WHITE all day
                         Drive to collect supplies for USA’s Children’ s and Women’s Hospital
                         (organized by SGA JIVE), Student Center Lobby, 10am-3pm
                         Wacky Games, 7PM, Intramural Fields: Giant Twister, Tug-of-war, Pizza
               Wed. 4 BLUE DAY — Wear BLUE all day
                         SGA Pavillion Cook-out 5pm; Volleyball/3-on-3 basketball/Flag football
                         Midweek Nooner “Personalized Street Signs” 10:30am – 2:30 pm, Stu-
                         dent Center, Free with ID; sponsor: JP
                         Noon Tunes Concert 11am – 1pm, Student Center, Free; sponsor: JP
               Thurs. 5ORGANIZATION/TEAM COLORS DAY
                         Kappa Alpha Psi Step Show 7PM (TENTATIVE)
                         Teams’ decorated areas and sheet signs will be judged after 3PM
               Fri., 6 CRAZY FAN DAY — Wear all of your Jaguar gear and red, white, and blue
                         Football Friday 11am – 1pm, Student Center
                         Hot Spot at The Market 11am – 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: SGA
                         Market Deals: Free Fries w/ Grill Purchase 11am – 1pm, The Market,
                         Must wear red USA shirt for discount; sponsor: Dining Services
                         Tailgate Toss Contest 12 – 1pm, Student Center; sponsor: Bookstore
                         Bookstore Promos: 10% discount for students wearing USA logo apparel,
                         price drop on featured USA logo item, drawing for Jagwear Prize Pack
                         Homecoming Parade 6:30pm, on campus; route begins at South Drive
                         and University Blvd and goes down South Drive to the traffic circle, then
                         through the Beta/Gamma Housing area to end at the bonfire and pep rally
                         event at the Track
                         Pep Rally and Bonfire 7pm, the USA Track
                         Homecoming Comedy Show (TBA) 8pm, Mitchell Center; sponsor: JP
               Sat. 7 Football Tailgating Party Noon, Ladd Stadium
                         Live music (TBA) 1-3 pm, Ladd Tailgating Area; sponsor: JP
                         Homecoming Court Presentation, half-time
Thurs. 12      Jaguar Football vs. Huntingdon College                         6pm Ladd Stadium
               Game Week Student Activities TBA
               Visit www.facebook.com/USACampusInvolvement for events closer to game week




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   Fight Song: Jaguar Pride
      We're the Mighty Jaguars
        Stand Up and Cheer,
   In Our Colors We Take Pride;
       On To Vic'try Lead Us
          Year After Year
 We Will Stand Here Side By Side
 Through The Years We've Prov'n
        Our Glory and Fame.
 Honor Be To The Victor's Name,
        — USA FIGHT!!!!!!!
For the Red, White & Blue, Go Jags!

        Fight Song: South
          South! Alabama,
We’re the pride of the red, white, blue.
     Loyal, strong, and faithful,
      To our Alma Mater true.
          South! Alabama,
 We will cheer you to win the day.
    For it’s J-A-G-U-A-R-S for
               U-S-A!

            Alma Mater
             ALMA MATER
         All hail great university
          Our Alma Mater dear,
     South Alabama, red and blue
         proud colors we revere.
    Nestled among the hills of pine
       enduring throughout time,
 Upward and onward may your fame
          continue in its climb.
   It seems that we have just begun
        too soon we must depart,
  In all that life has planned for us,
     you'll share within our hearts.
  So with thy blessings now send us
         pray highest be our aim,
     South Alabama may we ever
            glorify your name!



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                         Student Ticket and Guest Pass Information

Student Tickets         USA students will not be issued paper tickets for game entry. Students should simply
                        present a valid student ID at gate 2E on the East side of Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Stu-
                        dents may only enter through this gate. For questions regarding a lost or defective
                        student ID, please call (251) 460-6077.

Student Guest Tickets Single game student guest tickets can be purchased for USA football games for
                      $8 in advance at the USA Mitchell Center ticket office or day of game at the east side
                      ticket booth. Purchases are limited to one per student at the discounted rate. One stu-
                      dent guest season ticket can be purchased per valid USA ID for $42. This ticket can
                      be purchased in person at the USA Mitchell Center ticket office and only with a valid
                      student ID. The ticket office is located on the South side of the Mitchell Center (Old
                      Shell Road side) and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For
                      more information, call (251) 431-1USA (1872).


                        Directions to Ladd-Peebles Stadium

From the South          Take I-10 West. Take Exit 25B to Virginia St and turn right onto Virginia St. Ladd
                        Peebles Stadium is located on Virginia St
From the North          Take I-165 South. Turn a slight right onto US-90/US-98 Truck W/ Beauregard St.
                        and continue to follow US-90W. Turn right onto Government St/US-90/AL-16. Turn
                        left onto Michigan Avenue. Turn right onto Virginia St. Ladd Peebles Stadium is
                        located on Virginia St
From the West           Take I-10 East. Take Exit 23 onto Michigan Ave. Continue on Michigan Ave and
                        turn left onto Virginia St. Ladd Peebles Stadium is located on Virginia St
From the East           Take I-10 West. Take Exit 25B to Virginia St and turn right on Virginia St. Ladd
                        Peebles Stadium is located on Virginia St


                        Parking

Student Parking         We encourage all students to take advantage of the free shuttle offered for game day
                        transportation. For more information on the shuttle, please refer to the
                        ―Transportation‖ section of this handbook. There will be a limited number of student
                        parking passes available for each home game. The recipients of these passes will be
                        determined by a lottery system each week. Please check your campus email account
                        regularly throughout football season to find additional information about these
                        passes. Other than the lottery pass and tailgating pass recipients, there will be no
                        available parking inside the Stadium.




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                     Game Day

Jaguar Prowl         The Jaguar Prowl is a chance for fans to see players and coaches before the game.
                     Fans are encouraged to line the sidewalks and cheer on our Jaguars as the team enters
                     the stadium. The Prowl will begin in the student tailgating area on the east side of the
                     stadium, continue on to the north end (Virginia Street side), to the west side of the
                     stadium to enter the locker room. The event will begin 2 hours and 30 minutes prior
                     to the game.



                     Stadium Policies
Prohibited Items Alcoholic Beverages, Coolers, Canned or bottled beverages, Back Packs, Umbrellas,
(inside stadium) Baby Stollers, Bags larger than 12x12, Air horns or other noise makers, Weapons,
                 Illegal substances, Fireworks, Food, Laser Pointers, Radios that are used without an
                 earpiece, Any other items that are deemed by game management staff to be unfit for
                 entry.



                     Tailgating
Student Tailgating   All students are encouraged to tailgate outside of Ladd-Peebles Stadium on game days!
                     There will be a section on the East side of the Stadium that is reserved for student tailgating.
                     Any student may walk into the section to tailgate, however vehicle parking within this
                     section is very limited. Student Organizations wishing to bring a vehicle into the area will
                     have the first opportunity to receive tailgating parking passes on a first-come, first-served
                     basis beginning Monday morning at 8am of each home game week. A designated
                     representative from each organization may request one tailgating parking pass per group.
                                              Designated representatives are typically officers or faculty advisors
                                              That were listed when the organization registered the with the Office
                                              of Campus Involvement. To be sure the appropriate representative is
                                              listed for your organization, call (251) 460-7003.

                                             Tailgating passes may be requested in person at the SGA office in
                                             Student Center Room 280. On Thursday of each game week,
                                             remaining tailgating parking passes will be made available for
                                             students who aren’t affiliated with an on-campus organization.
                                             For additional information, please call SGA at (251) 460-7191.

                                               Student Gate and Tailgating area




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                 Tailgating
   Tents         Students will be allowed to bring their own tents into the tailgating area. Special tailgating tents
                 with the South Alabama logo can be purchased at the USA Bookstore, or students may rent tents
                 from Blue Rents and have them delivered each game day. Students are responsible for contacting
                 Blue Rents at (251) 479-8502 to make arrangements for payment and delivery.


                 Tailgating Do’s and Don’ts

                 DO!                                                    Don’t!
                 Bring a Grill!                                         Have an open fire
                 Bring lawn furniture!                                  Drink if you’re underage (you could be arrested)
                 Bring one vehicle per tailgating pass                  Park automobiles on the grassy areas
                 Bring drinks and coolers                               Bring glass containers or common sources (no kegs!, etc)
                 Place all trash in proper containers                   Litter or leave trash in the tailgating areas
                 Label your tent with the name of your group            Leave any tailgating items in the area after the game
                 Arrive beginning at 10am on game day                   Drive a vehicle in the tailgating section after 12pm
                 Bring lots of friends!                                 Bring animals
                 Come to hear the band or DJ                            Play amplified sound in the tailgating area

   Tailgating at Ladd-Peebles Stadium is allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis with the understanding that all participants
    will respect the area and their fellow Jaguars while visiting. Neither the University or Ladd-Peebles is responsible for lost,
         stolen, or misplaced items. The student tailgating area follows the same rules and understandings of any tailgating
      environment. A drop-off area will be provided for non-pass vehicles. Questions regarding student tailgating should be
                             directed to the South Alabama Dean of Students Office at (251) 460-6172.


                 Transportation

On Campus        On game day Shuttle buses will run from the College of Business parking lot at the corner of Old Shell Road
Shuttle          and Jaguar Drive. The primary goal of this service is to provide convenient shuttle service to Ladd-Peebles
                 Stadium for any USA faculty, staff, and students of the University and their families. The cost will be
                 $5 per person round trip. USA Students will ride for free with an active student ID card. The buses will
                 leave campus on Saturday, September 5 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. on a first come, first served
                 basis. They will return after the game and will not run a continuous loop. Due to limited space, no coolers or
                 tailgating items will be permitted onto the shuttle. Similar schedules will be arranged for the rest of the season.
                 For more information, or to view shuttle schedules for future games, please visit www.usagameday.com or call
                 (251) 461-1USA.


Shuttle from     ―The Wave‖ Transit will run continuous shuttle service to Ladd-Peebles Stadium from Bel Air Mall on each
Bel-Air Mall     Jaguar Football Game Day. The cost will be $2.50 per person round trip leaving from the Bel Air Mall Parking
                 Lot South of Target and JC Penney. The Wave Buses will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 5 and will
                 run continuous loop service all day until 90 minutes after the conclusion of the South Alabama Football game.
                 Fans are encouraged to ride before 3 p.m. in order to arrive before the 4 p.m. kick-off. The Wave will
                 drop off fans at the same location they were picked up at Bel Air Mall.




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