Eastern Kentucky Game Captains Announced
Sept. 1, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch announced linebacker Will Patterson, defensive end Jammie Kirlew, left tackle Rodger Saffold and quarterback Ben Chappell will serve as game captains for the team's season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Thursday. Patterson, who was a captain last year, Kirlew and Saffold are seniors, while Chappell is a redshirt junior.
Lynch will announce captains prior to each game. The team will select this year's permanent captains upon the conclusion of the season.
The first Big Ten contest of the season will kick at 8:01 p.m. EDT and the game is the first of three primetime showdowns to be televised on the Big Ten Network for the Hoosiers this season. It also marks the first Thursday evening game in Memorial Stadium history, the first-ever meeting between the two teams and the first contest for EKU against a Big Ten opponent.
Ari Wolfe will handle play-by-play duties and he will be joined by analyst Charles Davis and sideline reporter Larra Overton. The game can also be heard on the statewide IU Radio Network with Don Fischer (play-by-play), Pete Compise (analyst) and Joe Smith (pre-game, halftime and post-game) on the call.
To order season tickets, contact the IU Athletics Ticket Office at 1-866-IUSPORTS or visit IUHoosiers.com.
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