Friday, September 29, 2006
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications, (304) 696-7153

McConaughey, McG to attend Marshall's game with UCF

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Matthew McConaughey, who stars as Coach Jack Lengyel in "We Are Marshall," and McG, director of the film, will be in Huntington Wednesday, Oct. 4 to attend Marshall University's Conference USA football game with the University of Central Florida.

Dr. H. Keith Spears, vice president of communications and marketing at Marshall, said McConaughey and McG will be at midfield about 10 minutes before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff to lead fans from both sides of Joan C. Edwards Stadium in the "We Are Marshall" cheer. The cheer takes place just before the Herd takes the field.

"It will be great to be back home for the first time in three-and-a-half weeks, and having Matthew McConaughey and McG on the field, leading the 'We Are Marshall' cheer, will just add to the excitement," Marshall Coach Mark Snyder said. "It should be a great atmosphere for our conference opener."

McG led the "We Are Marshall" cheer on Sept. 9 when the Thundering Herd played its home opener against Hofstra, winning 54-31.

Plenty of tickets remain for Wednesday's game. A special package of four end zone tickets for $60 is being offered for the game. Tickets may be ordered by calling 1-800-THE-HERD or online at The ticket office in Cam Henderson Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Thundering Herd fans are encouraged to wear green to the game, which will be televised nationally by ESPN2.