UVa Football Game vs. Louisiana Tech to Kickoff at 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 23, 2012
Charlottesville, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that Virginia’s Sept. 29 home football game against Louisiana Tech will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and be webcast on ESPN3.
The UVa football team will wear a special throwback uniform for the game. The Nike uniforms are modeled after those worn by the Cavaliers’ 1968 team that featured ACC Player of the Year Frank Quayle.
During the game’s halftime ceremonies, Quayle will be honored for his involvement with the Virginia football program as a student-athlete and then as a member of the school’s radio broadcast crew for 29 years. He will be presented a framed copy of his retro jersey. The members of the 1968 Virginia football team in attendance will join Quayle on the field for the recognition.
A native of Garden City, N.Y., Quayle rushed for 2,695 yards and caught 83 passes for 1,145 yards during his career. During the 1968 season, he rushed for 1,213 yards and caught 30 passes for 426 yards. In addition to being named the ACC’s Player of the Year, he also earned the league’s Athlete of the Year Award. Quayle also starred on the Virginia lacrosse team during his collegiate athletic career. Quayle’s number 24 is one of six numbers retired by the Virginia football program.
The retro Virginia game helmets will feature a special decal as a salute to Quayle.
Fans will have the chance to purchase a special commemorative 32-ounce souvenir cup at concession stands that features Quayle’s image. The Virginia game program will include a special retro cover similar in style to those produced during that era.
Tickets are available for the game and are priced from $19 to $40. A special family package is also available that includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks. Family packages are either $76 or $88 depending on seat location.
Fans can purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com. In-person or telephone purchases are available by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821) or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.