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Wednesday, August 02, 2006


GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Southern Conference preseason No. 1 pick Furman Paladins will hold their annual “Verizon Wireless/Pump Up The Purple” Fan Day on Saturday, August 19 prior to the Paladins’ scrimmage in Paladin Stadium. Admission is free.

An autograph/photo session featuring players, coaches, and team mascot “Sir Paladin” is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m., and the first 300 fans through the gates will receive “Pump Up The Purple” t-shirts. Fans can secure free 2006 Furman football “Unfinished Business” posters and magnetic schedules, and Furman football media guides can be purchased for $20 each. In addition, merchandise from Awards and Sports, the official apparel distributor of the Furman Paladins, will also be on sale.

Wild Wings Cafe will offer a buffet lunch for $8 per person just outside Paladin Stadium.

Head football coach Bobby Lamb will welcome fans and introduce the 2006 Paladin co-captains. In addition, squad members from Furman’s women’s soccer and volleyball teams will be introduced.

The Purple and White scrimmage is slated to begin at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Pump Up The Purple special prizes will be given away all afternoon to holders of numbered football scrimmage rosters available in the stadium.

Representatives from Verizon Wireless Membership Team will also be on hand with free prizes.

Led by preseason All-America fullback Jerome Felton, Furman returns 15 starters off a 2005 squad that posted an 11-3 record and No. 3 final national ranking.

The Paladins open the 2006 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 2 against Jacksonville State in Paladin Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET.
for the contest, which will be televised nationally by CSTV.


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