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Morrisville State football opens 2011 campaign Saturday

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College football program is set to kick-off the 2011 campaign, hosting Hartwick College in a non-conference match-up, Saturday night at 7 p.m. on Drake Field in Morrisville.

The Mustangs enter the contest following a 2-8 record (2-7 NJAC, 8th place) in 2010, returning 17 starters to the line-up this season.

Morrisville State returns eight starters to the offensive unit, including co-captain and guard, Tim Hammond (Hudson Falls, NY), who is one of four returning to anchor the line, a unit that averaged 276 yards per game last season.

Defensively the Mustangs return nine of its 11 starters from 2010, including first team all-conference selection at linebacker Anthony Brown (Rochester, NY). Brown tallied a team high 95 tackles last season and forced three fumbles.

Lineman Mike Gillespie (Port Arthur, TX) will captain the defensive unit that will look to put a stop to the opponent’s offensive game.

Tickets for the game are $5 per adult, $2 per senior citizen and students, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For those that are unable to attend, you can follow live stats for the game and live video at http://athletics.morrisville.edu/schedule.aspx?sportid=2.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.