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Citadel News Service
17 Jun 2014

Get a crash course in 2014 Bulldogs football July 18

Fifth Annual Ladies Football 101 includes meeting new coach

All women across the Lowcountry are invited to come to the Fifth Annual Ladies Football 101 event, sponsored by The Citadel Football Association.  Designed for those who could already rival sportscasters with their play-by-play Bulldog commentary, to those who need to elevate their football savvy for the next tailgate party, this is a ladies‘- only evening of football, food and fun. And this year, Football 101 “students” will meet new Citadel Head Football Coach Mike Houston and his wife Amanda, as well as his coaching staff and their wives. The event will be held from 4:30 – 9:30 p .m. on Friday, July 18, with proceeds benefiting the association’s scholarship fund*.

“I’m addicted to college football, especially Bulldogs’ football,” said Kathleen Cartland, a long-time Bulldogs season-ticket holder. “But it doesn’t matter what you know or don’t know about the sport or the team. Each year I bring a friend to Football 101 at The Citadel hoping she’ll become as enthusiastic as me. “

The Ladies Football 101 “curriculum” includes:

  • Wine & Cheese – Tea & Cookies Reception

“Lessons” begin at 4:30 with a one-hour event hosted by the coaches’ wives at Seignious Hall (behind McAlister Field House).

  • Bulldogs’ Basics

 The coaching staff will discuss the basics of offensive and defensive college football.

  • Weight room demonstration and tours

See the Bulldogs build their strength as players demonstrate the equipment. Tour other training areas too.

  • BE the player

Take to the field for passing and catching practice and demonstrations. Develop your own victory dance.

  • Get fed up

Relish a catered supper in the Altman Athletic Center.

  • Shopping…enough said

Enjoy live and silent auctions benefitting the Bulldogs.

  • Get two tickets

“Tuition” includes two tickets to attend the Citadel vs. Coastal Carolina game on Sat., Aug. 30.

  • Designer T-shirts

Well…custom designed for the event.

  • Goody bags and door prizes

The “tuition” for Football 101 is $50 per person. Two can register for $45 each. Three friends registering together only pay $40 each. A portion of the clinic fee is tax deductible.

 *Please register online at  The deadline is July 15.  

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