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Cheer for your favorite team at the milestone 100th football game between the Bethany College Swedes and the Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Anderson Stadium, Lindsborg, Kan.
The night's special events begin with a joint Swedes and Coyotes tailgate dinner served on the practice field across from Lindstrom Field from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. During the tailgate there will be a punt-pass-kick contest for kids ages 4-12 sponsored by the Bethany Athletic Association (BAA) as well as face painting and balloon animals sponsored by the Isis Shriners of Salina. There will also be special halftime entertainment.
The game begins at 7 p.m. with the coin toss. A special commemorative coin, sponsored by Bethany, KWU, KCAC and the NAIA, will be used. Fans can purchase their own coin for $10, while supplies last, by contacting Galen Bunning in the advancement office.
The game will be broadcast live by Salina Radio 95.5 JACK FM beginning 30 minutes prior to kick-off with a pre-game show. The game will also be spotlighted on our weekly Coach's Show live from the Stuga on Monday nights from 5-6 p.m. In addition, the game will be live video streamed through iHigh via the KCAC Digital Network. Click on the WATCH LIVE button on the Swedes athletic page to watch the broadcast.
The night ends following the football game for a 5th Quarter Celebration at the Ol' Stuga in Lindsborg.
Bethany College is partnering with Child Advocacy and Parenting Services (CAPS) to raise money for "Change for Kids" to promote the well-being and educational opportunities of children. There will be donation boxes at the tailgate and ticket entrance gates. For more information about CAPS click here.
The football game marks the end of the Bethany Athletic Association Weekend. On Saturday at 11 a.m., awards for Athletic Hall of Honor, Alumni Coach of the Year, and BAA Award of Merit will be given at a brunch, and at 1 p.m., a baseball alumni game will be held. To register for these events, contact Director of Alumni Relations Molly Johnson by Sept. 14.
The long-standing NAIA rivalry between Bethany and KWU began with the November 13, 1893, game held in Lindsborg with KWU winning 48-0. From 1893-1987 Bethany complied a 30-36-5 record overall. From 1987 to 2000, Bethany held a 15-game winning streak against KWU, winning twice in 2000 (regular season 7-6 and the Charity Bowl 20-0). The Swedes currently lead the series 56-38-5 and have outscored the Coyotes 1671-1314. KWU has been shut out 28 times to Bethany's 13. Join us for an evening of memories and fun!