TAMUK Football: Playoff Home Game

POSTED: Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:39pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

Javelinas to Host NCAA Playoff Game

KINGSVILLE, TEXAS - The Texas A&M-Kingsville football team found out on Sunday afternoon that they are officially going back to the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the first time since 2004. The Javelinas (9-2) will play host to Lone Star Conference rival Tarleton State on Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 p. m.

Tickets for the game will likely go on sale to the public on Tuesday. More information will be released later today or early Monday.

The Javelinas finished the regular season in a three-way tie for the LSC title with Tarleton State and Midwestern State. The Hoggies earned the #4 seed in the NCAA Division II Super Region II. Central Washington is the #1 seed and is followed by Northwest Missouri State, Midwestern State, the Javelinas, TSU and Abilene Christian.

The Javelinas entered the final week of the season in the eighth spot in the region, but a 35-32 win over Angelo State and losses by the #3-#6 teams in the region opened the door for the team to move up in the rankings.

Four Lone Star Conference teams advanced to the playoffs tying the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for most teams in the playoffs this year.

The Javelinas defeated Tarleton State earlier in the year by a score of 34-20 on October 3 at Javelina Stadium. The Midwestern State-Abilene Christian game is also a rematch. MSU defeated Abilene Christian, 15-13, in the final game of the regular season at home.

The last time the Javelinas made the playoffs they defeated Southeastern Oklahoma, 40-30 in Javelina Stadium in the first round and then lost to Northwest Missouri State, 34-14 on the road in the second round.

This is the 15th time the Javelinas have advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.

The Javelinas and Texans (9-2) have met once before in the playoffs. The Hoggies won a 34-10 game at Javelina Stadium on November 22, 2003.

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Playoff Tickets

KINGSVILLE, TEXAS - Tickets for the Texas A&M-Kingsville NCAA Division II football playoff game versus Tarleton State will be available for season ticket holders starting on Monday and to the general public starting on Tuesday.

Javelina season ticket holders may purchase game tickets by contacting Rosie Moreno at the Javelina Ticket Office at 361-593-4030 or by email at karhm00@tamuk.edu from 1 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets go on sale to the public at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at www.javelinatickets.com .

Reserved seating in sections C, D and Box seats may only be purchased by contacting Moreno by phone, email or at the ticket office in McCulley Hall.

Ticket prices are as follows:

General Admission - $6

Student General Admission - $3 with student I.D. card

Sections A&F - $10

Sections B&E - $12

Sections C&D - $15

Box - $18

On Saturday, November 14 the ticket office will open at 9:30 a.m. at the Main Gate entrance. Javelina Stadium will open to the public at 10:30 a.m., tailgate activities will shut down at 11:30 a.m. and kickoff is slated for noon.

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