Lynch to Speak at College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday

    Go Hoosiers! Bill Lynch will speak at the KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series on Tuesday.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Bill Lynch will speak at the KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series on Tuesday.
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 19, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch will be the featured speaker at 12th Annual KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series at the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday. He is one of six speakers scheduled to appear during the luncheon series.

    The list of speakers includes:
    April 18 - Green Bay Packer RB Ryan Grant (Notre Dame)
    April 30 - Recently retired Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Mike Alstott (Purdue)
    May 20 - Indiana Head Football Coach Bill Lynch
    June 10 - New York Giant QB Eli Manning (Mississippi)
    August 6 - Recently retired Michigan Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr
    September 16 - College Football Hall of Fame inductee Pete Dawkins (Army)

    "The Hall has attracted another top-flight list of speakers for the KeyBank Gridiron Luncheon Series," NFF President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell said. "They all have great stories to tell, and I know that they'll produce sellout crowds of passionate fans who will be thrilled to have a chance to hear from them in person."

    Luncheons consist of a discussion or question and answer session with the featured speaker, a video presentation and lunch at the College Football Hall of Fame. Attendees also have the opportunity to win various prizes and will receive a unique commemorative gift. 

    "We're looking forward to engaging our clients in a unique and meaningful way by sponsoring the KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series," KeyBank District President Randy Foster said. "We value our relationship and affiliation with the College Football Hall of Fame, as over the years they've contributed tirelessly to our community activities, making Michiana a great place to live."

    Tickets for individual luncheons are $35 per person or $270 for a table of eight. Discounts are available for Individual Series Passes (individual pass for all six luncheons) and Table Series Passes (table of eight for all six luncheons). Tickets can be purchased at the Hall of Fame ticket counter or by contacting the Hall of Fame at 574-235-5717. All of the luncheons will begin at 11:30 a.m. and wrap up at 1:00 p.m. 



    "The series provides a rare opportunity for local residents to hear from some of college football's most influential and well-known public figures," said Hall of Fame executive director Lisa Malin. "This year's speakers will certainly inspire, educate, and entertain our audiences." 

 The location of the six luncheons is subject to change, so please check the Hall's Web site at or call 574.235.5717 as each luncheon date approaches. Returning media sponsors include WSBT-TV, WSBT Radio Newstalk AM 960 and the South Bend Tribune. This is the 12th consecutive year KeyBank has sponsored the luncheon series. For more information on the 2008 KeyBank Gridiron Legends Luncheon Series, and to print out an order form, visit


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