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Football opens 2009 season at LaGrange, Saturday

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
The Birmingham-Southern football team, under the direction of second-year head coach Eddie Garfinkle, opens the 2009 season on the road Saturday against LaGrange College at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT.


The Panthers are led by junior captains Walter Arrington, Jeremy Jones, and Joe Thigpen. The team went 3-7 last year in its second season since the program was reinstated in 2007 after being dormant since 1939. Arrington and Jones earned First-Team All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors last season, while Thigpen was named to the Second Team.

LaGrange, who BSC also faced last season in the season opener for both teams, went 9-2 in 2008 and advanced to the first round of the Division III Football Championship after winning the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship.

Saturday's game will feature both live audio and live stats available online. Click here for live audio, and click here for live stats.

BSC opens its home slate next Saturday, Sept. 12, hosting Campbell at noon at Panther Stadium.