NEW YORK NY - DECEMBER 30: Syracuse Orange head coach Doug Marrone holds aloft the Pinstripe Bowl trophy after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 30 2010 in New York New York. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
August is right around the corner, which means that Syracuse Football's fanfest, a day of football, fun, and inflatable jumpies (natch), is upon us.
Earlier today, SU Athletics announced that Fanfest will take place on Friday, August 10th at 3 pm:
Admission and parking are free in the Manley North and South lots. The fun starts at 3 p.m. with practice running from 3:20-5:30 p.m. on the Schwartzwalder and Katz practice fields behind Manley Field House. An autograph session with members of this year's team will take place immediately after practice.
During Fanfest, the Joe Vielbig Track (next to Coyne Field and the Schwartzwalder and Katz practice fields) will be transformed into an exciting family fun zone, featuring appearances by various Syracuse student-athletes, inflatable "jumpies" for kids, a merchandise tent, and assorted food and beverage options. In addition, representatives from Tops, the official supermarket of SU Athletics, will be on hand distributing free samples.
At Fanfest, fans will also have a chance to purchase season tickets, as well as tickets to New York's New Jersey College Classic Against a Team From California at the Meadowlands.
This is probably the last chance that the public will have to check out the Orange until kick-off against Northwestern, unless you bring a pair of binoculars and look through the trees on Lancaster (creep).
If anyone here makes it down to Fanfest, be sure to send along any photos you take, and let us know how the team looks.