First, the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association will host an "All In" Orange Pep Rally Friday night at 7 p.m. at the NYLO Hotel located in Plano. The hotel is located at 8201 Preston Road where Preston and Headquarters Drive intersect.
The Sam Houston Cheerleaders and Marching Band will be featured at the "Pep Rally" and there also will be a D. J. All Bearkat fans are invited.
Saturday, the Bearkats' pregame tailgate will begin at 9 a.m. and run until kickoff at 12 noon at NCAA Tailgate Town next to Pizza Hut Park. There will be Bearkat fans "Pep Rally" from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. featuring the Bearkat marching band, cheerleaders, Orange Pride team and Sammy Bearkat.
The Bearkat football team is scheduled to arrive and walk to the stadium at 9:30 a.m.
Tailgate Town is located at the corner of World Cup Way and the Gold and Platinum Parking Lots on the northwest corner of Pizza Hut Park.