See tomorrow’s NFL stars play this week at Kino Sports Complex.
Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium will host the second annual Casino del Sol College All-Star Game on Friday, Jan. 11.
The game brings together 64 of the top college football players in the nation, including Dalton Hilliard Jr., UCLA safety whose dad played for the New Orleans Saints; Jeff Tuel, Washington State quarterback with almost 6,000 career passing yards; Mike Shanahan, Pittsburgh wide receiver with an impressive 926 yards receiving this season; and Onterio McCalebb, Auburn running back with over 2,500 career rushing yards.
University of Arizona players Kyle Quinn, Taimi Tutogi and Dom Austin are also scheduled to play.
Coaches are former UA football coach Dick Tomey and former Arkansas and Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
The game will be televised on the ESPN family of networks, including ESPN3 and WatchESPN.com. The game will be carried on radio locally on ESPN Tucson 1490 AM and 104.9 FM.
Partners for the game include the Tucson Conquistadores, a charitable organization that supports youth in athletic programs throughout southern Arizona.
Tickets are available at https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=91963 or at the Kino Sports Complex box office at 2500 E. Ajo Way between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call the box office at 434-1367.
Kino Sports Complex (www.kinosportscomplex.com) is home to both the Triple-A Tucson Padres baseball team and the FC Tucson soccer club. It is the largest professional sports and entertainment venue of its kind in Pima County. It includes the 11,000-seat Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, seven baseball fields (four with lights), lighted softball fields, a regulation Soccer Stadium (lighted) and four additional fields for soccer, field hockey, rugby, and lacrosse. With its panoramic view of the Santa Catalina Mountains, it is a natural fit for youth, high school, collegiate, and professional sports. Plus, it makes a great setting for social gatherings, concerts, and community events.
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