ASU to host pep rally Thursday night

JONESBORO, Ark. ( – Members of the Arkansas State football team and coaching staff will join the A-State marching band and spirit groups for a pep rally Thursday, Sept. 20, prior to ASU's second home football game against Alcorn State.

The event will begin 8 p.m. be held at the Heritage Plaza behind the Student Union on the campus of Arkansas State. Members of the A-State football team and staff will also address the crowd.

"Our students, fans and players all showed great enthusiasm at our initial pep rally before the Memphis game, so I think this an excellent opportunity to start a new tradition here at Arkansas State that everyone can get behind and enjoy," Malzahn said. "Our team appreciates the support shown at these pep rallies, so we hope to see another great crowd on Thursday as we all get ready for our game against Alcorn State."

The rally will feature a special presentation from the ASU marching band, and Student Government Association President Hunter Petrus will also speak to the crowd.

A pep rally well be held the Thursday before each home ASU football game thisseason, with the exception of the Red Wolves' matchup against Louisiana-Monroe.

"Our fans are amazing, and it's always exciting for us as players to have an opportunity to interact with them," ASU senior quarterback Ryan Aplin said. "We are looking forward to another great game this Saturday against Alcorn State, and these pep rallies really get both the team and our fans fired up for game day."

For more information on the event contact the ASU marketing department at 870-972-3930.