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SIAC Gears Up for 2013 Football Season

7/24/2013, 4:20 p.m.

ATLANTA--The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) will host its 2013 Football Kickoff Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6 at the Holiday Inn Perimeter located on 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, GA. The event will be streamed live, via Live U on the SIAC's website (www.thesiac.com) starting at 12:30 p.m. (EST).

The football media day will feature each SIAC head football coach and two-student athletes, who will provide insight on their respective programs for the upcoming 2013 season.

In addition, the SIAC will announce its 2013 Preseason All-SIAC teams and predicted order of finish, as voted by the SIAC Coaches Association.

Former Fort Valley State football player Tyrone Poole, a recent Division II Football Hall of Fame inductee and two-time Super Bowl Champion, will serve as keynote speaker for the event. Radio and Television personality, Doug Stewart, of the "2 Live Stews", will emcee the Kickoff luncheon.

A limited number of tickets are available to the public for the press luncheon and can be purchased by calling SIAC Associate Commissioner Ruben Perez at (404) 221-1041. Tickets are $15.00 per seat and must be purchased by Friday, August 2.

Kickoff for the 2013 SIAC season will commence Thursday evening, September 5, when Miles College will travel on the road against The University of North Alabama of the Gulf South Conference. Another marquee non-conference game will be Fort Valley State University against defending Division II National Champions Valdosta State University, also from the Gulf South Conference, Saturday, September 7th in Macon, GA for the Music City Classic.

In the only SIAC conference matchup of the weekend, Central State University will make its debut against Benedict College. Other SIAC teams in action include defending SIAC Champions Tuskegee University in the Louis Crews Classic against SWAC foe Alabama A&M, and Albany State University will play North Greenville University on the road. Stillman College will have its home opener against Concordia-Selma, while Lane College and Clark Atlanta University will start the season on the road against University of Virginia-Lynchburg and West Alabama respectively.

Morehouse College will close out the SIAC opening weekend against MEAC opponent Howard University at the 3rd Annual Nation's Classic in Washington, DC.