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Ornelas Nights

Students celebrate first Tiger Football home game

East Texas Baptist University’s first Tiger Football home game will be held on Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. against Wisconsin-Platteville.

Tickets can be purchased at, and children 12 and under will receive free general admission. For a chance to win tickets for reserved seating, use #OrnelasNights in posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn until Friday, August 24.

Leading up to the game, ETBU will host meet and greet events to introduce the Tiger Football coaches from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14 at Schlotzsky's; Tuesday, August 21 at Whataburger on Victory Drive; and Tuesday, August 28 at Jucy’s. Join the Tiger Family for fellowship at these events and receive additional opportunities to win free reserved seating tickets.

Tailgating will begin at 4:30 p.m. prior to the game on August 30. ETBU invites the community to enjoy this tailgating experience including the Tiger Walk, food trucks, lawn games, live music, and bounce houses. The first 200 attendees will receive a free ETBU t-shirt. Throughout tailgating, use #OrnelasNights in your posts to be entered to win a YETI cooler.

Toby and Tabby will be available for pictures during the first quarter of the game. Post a picture with ETBU’s mascots using #OrnelasNights for a chance to win a Tiger football autographed by the entire team. All photo contest winners will be announced during halftime and must be present to win.