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Big Green Coaches Tour Dates Set

March 14, 2007

HUNTINGTON - Thundering Herd fans in nine West Virginia counties, plus others in Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia will have the opportunity to meet and greet Marshall University coaches during the Big Green Coaches tour from May 3 through June 14.

The 2007 Big Green Coaches Tour begins with a visit to the Four Seasons Country surrounding the twin cities of Bluefield--Virginia and West Virginia.

The annual informational reception for the Putnam County fans at Sleepy Hollow Country Club will be the last stop for Herd coaches and athletic administrators on the tour.

"We've got 11 stops along the way," said tour director Sam Stanley of the Big Green. "We're returning to the nine areas on last year's caravan and we've picked up two new stops."

The 2007 Big Green Coaches Tour Schedule:
• Thursday, May 3 in Bluefield, W.Va., for a dinner (Upper Classman) hosted by the Four Seasons Big Green Club.

• Friday, May 11 for golf tournament (Riverview Golf Club) in Mason, W.Va., hosted by the MGM (Mason, Meigs, Gallia) Big Green Club.

• Sunday, May 20 in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a Big Green golf tournament and cookout (Legendary Run Golf Course) hosted by the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky alumni club.

• Monday, May 21 in Lexington, Ky., (Beef O'Bradys at Palomar Center) for a dinner hosted by the Central Kentucky Big Green Club.

• Thursday, May 24 in Ironton, Ohio, for a dinner (End Zone) hosted by the Ironton/Ashland Big Green Club.

• Tuesday, May 29 in Parkersburg (North End Tavern) for a cookout hosted by the Wood County Big Green Club.

• Thursday, May 31 in Beckley for a golf tournament (Grandview Golf Course) hosted by the BACMU Big Green club.

• Sunday and Monday, June 3-4, in Charleston (Berry Hills Country Club) for a Sunday evening reception and Monday golf tournament sponsored by the Charleston Quarterback Club.

• Tuesday, June 5, in Mingo County for a golf tournament (Tug Valley Golf Course) and dinner hosted by the MAD4MU Big Green club.

• Wednesday, June 13, in Logan for a golf tournament and a dinner (Logan County Country Club) hosted by the Logan Area Marshall Athletic Club.

• Thursday, June 14, in Teays Valley for a reception and informational meeting (Sleepy Hollow Country Club) hosted by Putnam County Big Green leaders.

Complete details (locations, times and costs) will be available soon on the Big Green web page at www.MUBigGreen.com. Contact information for all Big Green area representatives are also on the web page.

"Our coaches are excited about the opportunity to visit so many of our supporters," said Stanley. "The enthusiasm of Marshall fans is extremely evident at all our tour destinations."

RJ Gimbl, executive director of the Big Green Scholarship Foundation, said "The tour also gives us an avenue to provide information to hundreds of folks about our university, our student athletes and the Big Green. It's a win-win fun time for us all."

Besides the Big Green Coaches Tour, the Marshall University M-Club will be sponsoring two golf tournaments--on May 18 at the Scarlet Oaks Golf Course in Nitro and on Aug. 17 at Glade Springs near Beckley.

For more information about the Big Green call 866-443-8610 or 304-696-4661 or send a message via email to biggreen@marshall.edu.