EVANSTON, Ill. -- Just one week before the 2014 Wildcats run out of the tunnel to face California, Northwestern fans can get up close and personal with members of the team at the annual Meet The Team Night event at Ryan Field. The FREE event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, on Walker Terrace at the north end of Ryan Field.
Northwestern fans in attendance at Meet the Team Night can count themselves among the first to obtain the official 2014 Northwestern Football team poster and have it autographed by members of the Wildcats.
Ninth-year head coach and College Football Hall-of-Famer Pat Fitzgerald will begin the evening by previewing the upcoming season and publicly announcing his 2014 team captains for the first time.
From there, fans will be able to meet and interact with their favorite players, scattered by position group around Ryan Field. Young Wildcats fans are encouraged to play catch, kick field goals, take pictures and run races on Ryan Field in tandem with members of Chicago's Big Ten Team.
Free parking will be available in the Ryan Field East and West parking lots. The event ends at approximately 8 p.m. For more information on Meet the Team Night, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Season tickets and group ticket packages for Northwestern's exciting 2014 home football season are on sale now and are available by calling 888-GO-PURPLE or by visiting NU's online ticket sales center. Northwestern kicks off the campaign against Cal (Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m.) and also hosts matchups with Northern Illinois (Sept. 6), Western Illinois (Sept. 20), Wisconsin (Oct. 4), Nebraska (Oct. 18), Michigan (Nov. 8) and Illinois (Nov. 29).