CONWAY, S.C.– The Coastal Carolina football team announced its 2008 football home game times today, continuing its tradition of evening contests.
Of the six home games, the first five will be played at 7 p.m., with the season finale against in-state rival Charleston Southern kicking off at 6 p.m. CCU has had great success in the friendly confines of Brooks Stadium, where the Chanticleers have posted a 23-7 (.766) record over the program's five seasons of play.
Coastal also announced its special event days for 2008. The home opener against Colgate will be Armed Forces/Public Servants Day. The CCU campus will celebrate Family Weekend Sept. 19-21, with Coastal's game against Towson on Sept. 20 as part of the festivities. The Chanticleers will present their 2008 Buddy Sasser Athletic Hall of Fame Class at the North Carolina Central contest Oct. 18. The first-ever Stony Brook contest on Oct. 25 will be CCU's Homecoming, followed by Senior Day when the Chants host in-state rival Charleston Southern, Nov. 22.
The Chanticleers will open next year against Penn State in University Park, Pa., Aug. 30, marking the first time the Chanticleers face a team in the Football Bowl Subdivision (formally Division I-A) when they travel to State College. This will be also the fourth time in the past five years that CCU has opened on the road. The Nittany Lions, who were ranked as high as No. 10 in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Polls, posted a 9-4 record in 2007, including a 24-17 victory in the Valero Alamo Bowl.
2008 CCU Football ScheduleDay Date Opponent Time Series Record
Sat. Aug. 30 at Penn State TBA First meetingSat. Sept. 6 COLGATE 7 p.m. First meeting (Armed Forces/Public Servants Day)
Sat. Sept. 13 at Monmouth 1 p.m. First meetingSat. Sept. 20 TOWSON7 p.m. First meeting (Family Weekend)
Sat. Sept. 27 at North Carolina A&T6 p.m. First meetingSat. Oct. 4 LIBERTY*7 p.m. Coastal leads 3-2
Sat. Oct. 11 at VMI* 1 p.m. Coastal leads 4-1Sat. Oct. 18 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL7 p.m. First meeting (Hall of Fame)Sat. Oct. 25 STONY BROOK* 7 p.m. First meeting (Homecoming)
Sat. Nov. 1 Open
Sat. Nov. 8 at Gardner-Webb* 1:30 p.m. Coastal leads 4-1
Sat. Nov. 15 at Presbyterian 1:30 p.m. Presbyterian leads 1-0Sat. Nov. 22 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN*6 p.m. Coastal leads 4-1 (Senior Day)