ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Each week during the football season, we will give you five things to know five days before kickoff. This week the No. 1 ranked Mount Union football team opens its season hosting No. 20 ranked Rose-Hulman (Ind.).
- Dom Capers Day -- Mount Union celebrates alum and longtime NFL coach Dom Capers '72 with activities throughout the day Saturday. Fans can meet Coach Capers and take self-guided tours of the Dom Capers Press Box at Mount Union Stadium beginning at 11 a.m., then at 1:30 p.m. there will be a celebration of his career with a program at the Brush Theatre in the Giese Center for Performing Arts. He will also be recognized in a pre-game ceremony at 6:45 p.m. prior to kickoff.
- Mount Union begins its 121st season of football Saturday at the Purple Raiders lead NCAA Division III with 784 wins all-time which is 17th-best in college football history.
- Mount Union is the defending NCAA Division III National Champions and the Purple Raiders enter Saturday with a nation's best 15-game winning streak. Mount Union is the consensus preseason No. 1 ranked team in the nation. Four Raiders have earned preseason All-America honors in senior defensive backs Louis Berry (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Shady Side Academy) and Gabe Brown (Plant City, Fla. / Durant) along with juniors in quarterback D'Angelo Fulford (Miramar, Fla. / Miramar) and wide receiver Justin Hill (Circleville).
- The game will be broadcast on television (tape delay) on both WIVM-TV Ch. 39 (Canton) and regional sports cable network SportsTime Ohio. WIVM-TV, channel 989 on Spectrum/Time Warner Cable, will show the game Saturday, Sept. 1 at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. while SportsTime Ohio (check local listings for channel information) will show the game Monday, Sept. 3 at noon and Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7 a.m.; Image Video will handle production duties while Jeff Shreve (play-by-play) and Harry Paidas (color) return to call the action. The game will also be broadcast LIVE on the radio on both WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM.
- It is the first-ever meeting between Rose-Hulman and Mount Union and the first of a two-game series as both schools will play again Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Terre Haute, Indiana. You can check out Mount Union schedules through 2029 right here http://athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/fball/future_schedules
Tickets will be available at the gates beginning at 5:30 p.m. ... Tickets information - http://athletics.mountunion.edu/information/tickets
Get links to live stats, broadacasts at http://athletics.mountunion.edu/gameday