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Students to welcome dads to town Nov. 8-10


Sold out sporting events and lines out the door almost everywhere you go can only mean one thing … it's Dads Weekend!

Ohio University Dads Weekend, Nov. 8-10, is known as one of the most celebrated events of the year. It's a great opportunity for students to show dad around campus and enjoy some quality bonding time.

"I have been to Dads Weekend for the past three years and I look forward to coming back every year. My favorite part about the weekend is getting to spend time with my daughter and seeing what a kind and caring person she continues to be as she slowly approaches the end of her college career," said Dave Toth, father of OHIO senior Julie Toth.

This fun-filled weekend is packed with plenty of entertaining events that are guaranteed to keep students and their fathers busy.

For the sports enthusiasts

Bobcat Hockey
On Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9, the OHIO Bobcats will hit the ice against the Indiana Hoosiers at Bird Arena. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the puck will drop at 7:30 p.m. Student tickets are $6 with a student ID, and all other tickets are $8. Tickets will go on sale starting on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m. Game day tickets will be sold based on availability. For more information, visit the OHIO Hockey website.

Bobcat Basketball
Come cheer on the Bobcats as they take on Northern Iowa at this year's home opener. In honor of the 2013 MAC champions, this game will feature a pre-game banner unveiling, discounted ticket prices and a floorshow by the Marching 110. The game will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Convocation Center. Tip off is at 2 p.m.
Visit the Ticket Office website to purchase tickets

For those who enjoy the outdoors

Zipline Adventure
Feeling adventurous? Outdoor pursuits is offering ziplining at The Ridges on Saturday, Nov.9 and Sunday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. The registration fee is $22, which includes all of the equipment and instruction you will need. The deadline to register for ziplining is Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Don't miss out on one of the biggest thrills of the weekend, register today. Click here to register or find out more information.

Old Man's Cave Day Hike
Want to enjoy a scenic day in the outdoors with your family? Join Outdoor Pursuits for a hike through the Old Man's Cave region of Hocking Hills State Park. The registration fee is $18, which includes transportation and guide staff for the hike. The trip will depart at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and will return at 3 p.m. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Click here to register or find out more information.

Just for fun

Comedy Show: Nick Offerman

Award winning actor, Nick Offerman, who is well-known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC's popular show, Parks and Recreation will be here to entertain Bobcats and their fathers on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. The show will take place at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium and the tickets are $20. Tickets are on sale now through Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. Click here for more information.

Brunch with the Beatles
Come join the Beatles Tribute Band for brunch on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Brunch costs $12 per person and will be held at Baker University Center Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now through Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. This event will also include prizes and a photobooth for your entertainment. 

For more information about the weekend, visit the Dads Weekend website.