1 Updates

Loyola to Play Ohio State in Football Saturday in Glen Ellyn

Oct 4 2013, 9:34pm CDT | by PR.com

Loyola University Chicago's football club football team will play Ohio State's club football team in Chicago on the same day Northwestern is playing Ohio State in Big 10 football.

Chicago, IL, October 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- While many Chicagoans will be watching Northwestern take on Ohio State in football Saturday night, a much smaller crowd will be watching the club...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

45 weeks ago

Loyola to Play Ohio State in Football Saturday in Glen Ellyn

Oct 4 2013, 9:34pm CDT | by PR.com

Loyola University Chicago's football club football team will play Ohio State's club football team in Chicago on the same day Northwestern is playing Ohio State in Big 10 football.

Chicago, IL, October 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- While many Chicagoans will be watching Northwestern take on Ohio State in football Saturday night, a much smaller crowd will be watching the club football team from Loyola University Chicago take on the Ohio State University Club team.

Since Loyola doesn’t have a football field, the game will kick-off at 2 p.m. on the football field at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Rd., Glen Ellyn.

The Loyola team is in its second year of existence and has yet to win a game, while the OSU team has existed for many years.

"Because we're a club team, the players and several alumni who played on the last Loyola club football teams in the early 1970s have had to raise money to pay for almost everything," said Bobby O'Mullan, the team club president. "This year, we expect our costs to be more than $30,000."

The team members have had to find places to play its four home games as well as locate suitable practice fields. In addition, the team members had to find coaches, hire officials, purchase pads and uniforms and rent buses to the away games.

O’Mullan, No. 56, also is Loyola's starting linebacker and an LUC junior majoring in economics and finance. He has headed up the student team organizing and fund raising efforts for the last three years.

“Our team really lives up to the school’s nickname ‘Ramblers.’” O’Mullan said. “Two of this year’s games have to be played at Glenbard South and the team’s two other home games are scheduled at Loyola Academy in Wilmette. We couldn’t get one practice field that had everything we needed, so now we practice at three different locations.”

O’Mullan’s best discovery may have been the team’s coach, John Clarke.

“Last year’s team had very few players who had played any kind of organized football,” O’Mullan continued. “Clarke is a great teacher. He has taken a woman’s professional football team, the Chicago Force, to a national championship, so he knows how to teach inexperienced players to play football.”

This year’s team has 28 experience players, all of whom played varsity football in high school. O’Mullan says that they now do in one practice what it took three weeks to learn last year.

“It’s fun just playing for the love of the game,” O’Mullan said. “We’re getting better each day and we expect to give Ohio State a great game.”

The team doesn’t have a website, but they do have a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LoyolaClubFootball.

Note: Members of the news media are welcome to cover the game. Advance interviews also can be arranged.

Contact Information:
Dunham Communications
Wayne Dunham
630-963-4280
Contact via Email

Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/520085

Press Release Distributed by PR.com

Source: PR.com

 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Braxton Miller Out for Season With Shoulder Injury
Braxton Miller Out for Season With Shoulder Injury
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller is ruled out for the entire 2014 NCAA season due to a shoulder injury which he re-aggravated during practice on Aug. 18.
 
 
We see beginning of change of world football: Hitzfeld (Interview)
Berlin, Aug 19 (IANS) German football legend Ottmar Hitzfeld has seen it all. Considered one of the most successful coaches of the modern era, he announced his retirement after leading Switzerland to the round-of-16 in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
 
 
Jamaica to host round one of Hockey World League
Kingston, Aug 19 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica will be hosting round one of the Hockey World League at the newly-laid multi-million dollar artificial turf at the Mona Hockey Field in St Andrew from Sep 30 to Oct 5.
 
 
'End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans'
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) A coalition of US lawmakers Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

18 die as torrential rains hit Japan
Tokyo, Aug 20 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Wednesday after torrential rains triggered landslides and flooding in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, a media report said. A two-year-old boy, a woman and a rescue...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Indian health portal is 'match maker' for doctors abroad
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) A newly launched Indian health portal www.swaasthindia.gov.in serves as a "match maker" between public & private medical institutions in India and from around the globe. Launched...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Pakistan army calls for dialogue as protesters reach parliament
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Pakistan army Wednesday called for dialogue to resolve the current political crisis in the country as thousands of anti-government protesters forced their way to reach the parliament...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Manmohan Singh immune as PM, not as FM: US court
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) A US court here has ruled that former India prime minister Manmohan Singh had "head of state immunity" from claims that he supported violence against Sikhs, but it did not cover his tenure as...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US looks forward to welcoming Modi
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The US has reiterated that it looks forward to welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite an online petition seeking cancellation of his visit. An online "We the People" petition...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Zoe Saldana finally acknowledges pregnancy
Zoe Saldana avoided doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because of her pregnancy. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' beauty, who is rumored to be expecting twins, acknowledged for the first time she is set to become a mother...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
French Montana would do anything for Khloé Kardashian
French Montana insists he would do anything for Khloé Kardashian. The Moroccan-born rapper, 29, says his recent comments about his desire to ''capatalize'' on his four-month romance with the 'Keeping Up with the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Brazilian doctor who sexually abused patients arrested
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 20 (IANS) A 70-year-old fugitive doctor wanted for sexually abusing dozens of patients in Brazil has been arrested, Brazilian police said. After three years on the run, Roger Abdelmassih, 70, was...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China's yuan weakens
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 32 basis points to 6.1580 against the US dollar in its central parity Wednesday, authorities said. In China's foreign exchange...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Now Scott Disick loves healthy living
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Scott Disick, who was hospitalised earlier this year for alcohol poisoning, is liking the feeling of living healthy as he is eating better and exercising more. Disick, the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla