October 9th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

As a record-breaking tight end for the Spartan football team in the mid-1980s, Todd Saylor knows how much alumni support can mean to student-athletes. The Angola native is challenging others to help raise money for a new athletic stadium for Manchester University by matching gifts up to $100,000, according to a news release from MU. A groundbreaking ceremony for the stadium is 9 a.m. Saturday during homecoming. In addition to the Saylor Press Box, the new stadium will feature artificial turf widely used in university and professional stadiums that allows teams to practice outside from early spring to late fall, relieving demand on the school’s physical education and recreation center. The current football field is used only about 50 hours a year, while the new stadium will be used at least 1,500 hours a year, according to Rick Espeset, MU athletic director. –Times Union Online. Read More.

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