Assumption vs. Franklin Pierce Football Game
Sunday, October 9, 2022
12:00 noon Kickoff
August 31, 2022
Football to host Franklin Pierce at Polar Park on Oct. 9
WORCESTER, Mass.- For the first time in program history, the Assumption University football team will play on a baseball diamond as Polar Park will transform into a gridiron field on October 9th.
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The Greyhounds will take on the Franklin Pierce University Ravens in Northeast-10 Conference action on Oct. 9, with a noon kickoff at Polar Park, the home of the Worcester Red Sox (AAA Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox).
"We are extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity and continued partnership with the Woo Sox and Polar Park," stated Assumption Director of Athletics Eric Gobiel. "This is a truly special and unique experience for our football program and the University. We greatly look forward to seeing the park transformed into a first-class football venue and seeing you all in the stands in a few weeks!
"We are thrilled to be hosting the Assumption University Football Team this October as they take on Franklin Pierce at Polar Park," said Worcester Red Sox Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnership and Ticket Sales. "Assumption has a rich football tradition, and we look forward to taking the next step in our unique and innovative founding partnership this fall."
"The opportunity to play at Polar Park is great for our program, and experiences like this highlight the great things that Assumption University, the football program, and the city of Worcester have to offer," said Assumption Head Coach Andy McKenzie. "We are looking forward to representing Assumption and Worcester on October 9th!"
Assumption went 5-5 overall and 5-3 in NE-10 action in 2021, which led to a fourth-place finish in the conference. The Greyhounds kick-off the season on Saturday, September 3rd, as they host No. 13 Kutztown University at Brian Kelly '83 Stadium, beginning at noon.
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Assumption University, founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, is New England's premier university for high-quality education, integrating career preparation and education of the whole person, drawing upon the best in the rich and centuries-long tradition of Catholic higher education. Assumption, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, seeks to provide students with a transformative education that forms graduates who possess critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship, and compassionate service. The University offers 34 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, nursing, and professional studies, as well as graduate degrees and professional certificate programs. For more information about Assumption University, please visit www.assumption.edu.
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