OXFORD — The countdown is on for Miami University as the Redhawks will open the 2016 football season on Saturday, Sept. 3. MU will be on the road for their first opponent, taking on the Big Ten’s Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City.
The Redhawks concluded their first official week of practice on Saturday, Aug. 13, including a morning session on Ben Roethlisberger Field inside the new Indoor Sports Center. MU practices are open to the public for fans wanting to see the Redhawks gearing up for start of the season.
The season opener at Iowa will be followed by two straight non Mid-American Conference home games against Eastern Illinois and Western Kentucky on Sept. 10 and 17. The Redhawks will then travel south for their annual showdown with the University of Cincinnati, Sept. 24.
Their MAC schedule opens on October 1, facing Ohio University in Oxford. Miami recently particpated in the MAC’s media day and have been picked to finish fifth in the preseason MAC poll.
From Miami University Athletics
DETROIT — The Miami University football team was picked to finish fifth in the 2016 Mid-American Conference preseason poll. The poll was conducted by 26 media members who follow the conference and was announced at the league’s annual media day in Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
Bowling Green (136) was picked as a slight favorite over Ohio (134) in the East Division. Those two teams were followed by Akron (107), Buffalo (75), Miami (52) and Kent (42).
In the West Division, Western Michigan (144) was picked to advance to the MAC Championship contest. The Broncos were followed by Toledo (113), Northern Illinois (112), Central Michigan (98), Ball State (44) and Eastern Michigan (35).
The Mid-American Conference also announced that Miami’s Sept. 17 contest versus Western Kentucky will be carried by the Buckeye Cable Sports Network/Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. That contest will begin at 3:30 p.m.
A complete list of the preseason poll can be found below:
MAC East Division — 1. Bowling Green (12) 136; 2. Ohio (10) 134; 3. Akron (4) 107;; 4. Buffalo 75; 5. Miami 52; 6. Kent State 42
MAC West Division: 1. Western Michigan (19) 144; 2. Toledo (2) 113; 3. Northern Illinois (3) 112; 4. Central Michigan (2) 98; 5. Ball State 44; 6. Eastern Michigan 35
The Miami University Athletics Ticket Office has announced single-game ticket sales will begin today. Prices for single-game tickets can be found below, but, as a reminder, prices increase by $3 on game days, so get your tickets early.
Advanced Ohio Prices
Adult – $27
Youth (17 & Under) – $21
Chick-fil-A Oxford ADP/Bridgewater Falls Family Zone – Same as regular pricing ($27/$21) in general admission sections N & O. These sections are located near FanFest, an area to entertain children of all ages.
Advanced Eastern Illinois/Western Kentucky/Kent State/Central Michigan/Ball State Prices
Adult – $22
Youth (17 & Under) – $18
Chick-fil-A Oxford ADP/Bridgewater Falls Family Zone – Same as regular pricing ($22/$18) in general admission sections N & O; These sections are located near FanFest, an area to entertain children of all ages.