YP.com, the new YELLOWPAGES.COMSM, AT&T's flagship local search website, is teaming up with Lone Star Sports and Entertainment to host The Battle of the Piney Woods, game officials announced today. The Battle of the Piney Woods is the annual rivalry football game between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State played at Houston's Reliant Stadium.
As the title sponsor, YP.com will have a prominent presence throughout the event including signage on the field and throughout the stadium. YP.com will also have a significant role in on-field ceremonies prior to the game, at halftime and postgame.
The YPSM brand experience, found across AT&T's flagship local search products - such as YP.com, helps users quickly find more of what they are really looking for - whether it's local businesses, events or ways to save money. Combined, AT&T's print, online and mobile local search products reach millions of consumers every year who are searching for local information.
The Battle of the Piney Woods dates back to 1923, making it the second oldest college football rivalry in the state of Texas. Sam Houston State holds a 48-35-2 edge in the series, although Stephen F. Austin has won the last two meetings.
"We are extremely excited to join forces with YP.com to continue bringing this great rivalry to Reliant Stadium," said Lone Star Sports & Entertainment general manager Heather Houston. "The Battle of the Piney Woods is one of the oldest and fiercest rivalries in Texas, and playing the game at a neutral site has made it a must-see event for fans of both schools."
Stephen F. Austin defeated Sam Houston State 31-28 last season before a crowd of 24,685 fans at Reliant Stadium. The crowd was the largest in the 85-year history of the rivalry and was the largest against a Football Championship Subdivision institution in both schools' histories.
To order tickets for the 2011 "Battle of the Piney Woods" on online to www.gobearkats.com/tickets or call or visit the Sam Houston State athletic ticket office.
The ticket office is located in the Ron Mafrige Field House in the south end zone of Bowers Stadium. Ticket office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ticket office telephone number is (936) 294-1729.
About Lone Star Sports & Entertainment
Lone Star Sports & Entertainment (LSSE) is an independent event management company which is closely affiliated with the NFL's Houston Texans. Since being founded in 2003, LSSE has established itself as the leading sports event promoter in Houston. In addition to the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, LSSE has emerged as a premier promoter for international soccer matches, including the 2010 MLS All-Star Game featuring Manchester United, the 2006 FC Barcelona U.S. tour, 2003 and 2008 matches between the United States and Mexico, and the 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups. LSSE has also reinvigorated the "Battle of the Piney Woods" rivalry between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State and has promoted a pair of major concerts featuring country superstars George Strait and Kenny Chesney.
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