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Kentucky State releases 2006 Football Schedule

May 9, 2006

Frankfort, KY - The 2006 Kentucky State University Thorobred Football Season will bring a first-time opponent to Frankfort and renew an in-state rivalry. For the first time in many years the Thorobreds will have a bye-week during the season to give them a chance to get some much needed recovery time after nine (9) straight games to start the season.

KSU Athletic Director Derita Ratcliffe and Head Football Coach Fred T. Farrier have put together a fan friendly schedule for 2006. The schedule features five (5) home games, a Classic in Lexington and another game in the state of Kentucky. “We are very excited about our schedule. It gives our fans and alumni a chance to really embrace this team and take ownership by seeing our student-athletes play seven times in the state of Kentucky,” said Coach Farrier, on the seven games within Kentucky.

KSU opens the season with two non-conference games. The first is against cross state rival, Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro (08/26 at 12 pm- CST). The Thorobreds return to Frankfort for their home opener to host first time opponent, Ferris State University (09/02 at 1 pm) in the second non-conference game to start the season.

After those two non-conference games the Thorobreds open their conference schedule by hosting the defending SIAC Champions, Albany State University (09/09 at 6 pm) in Frankfort. The following week Kentucky State travels to Atlanta to take on the Morehouse College Tigers (09/16 at 7 pm) in another SIAC conference match-up.

The Thorobreds return to Kentucky to face Central State University (09/23 at 5 pm) in the Toyota Heritage Football Classic in Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. This game will be played on the campus of the University of Kentucky, a first for the Thorobreds and the Heritage Classic contest.

The Thorobreds return to Frankfort to host two straight home SIAC conference battles. The first is against Clark-Atlanta University (09/30 at 1 pm). The second match-up is against Lane College (10/07 at 1:30 pm) for Homecoming 2006. In the first seven games, Morehouse is the only game played outside of the state of Kentucky.

Kentucky State then hits the road with two important conference games before their bye week. The first is against Benedict College (10/14 at 2 pm) in Columbia, South Carolina, followed by a trip to Miles College (10/21 at 11am) in Birmingham, Alabama.

After a week off, the Thorobreds travel to Stillman College (11/04 at 1:30 pm) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for their conference finale. Kentucky State returns home to host Fort Valley State University (11/11 at 1pm) in a non-conference match-up and the season finale.

“We will do our best to represent our University, alumni and the city of Frankfort as we try to win an SIAC Conference Championship. This schedule gives our fans a real chance to follow and support us throughout the entire season,” said Coach Farrier.

2006 Thorobred Football Schedule
8/26 at Kentucky Wesleyan College 12 pm (CST)
9/2 Ferris State University 1 pm
9/9 Albany State University # 6 pm
9/16 at Morehouse College # 7 pm
9/23 Central State University
(Toyota Heritage Classic)
5 pm
9/30 Clark-Atlanta University # 1 pm
10/7 Lane College #
(Homecoming)
1:30 pm
10/14 at Benedict College # 2 pm
10/21 at Miles College # 11 am (CST)
11/4 at Stillman College # 1:30 pm (CST)
11/11 Fort Valley State University 1 pm
Home games in BOLD
# denotes SIAC conference game

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