First Quarterback Club Luncheon of 2011 Set for Friday

First Quarterback Club Luncheon of 2011 Set for Friday

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The first Susquehanna University Quarterback Club luncheon of the 2011 season is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, the day before the Crusaders’ season opener at home against Wilkes.

The luncheons will be held every Friday at noon throughout the football season. As in years past, the event will take place in the Apple Community Room of the James W. Garrett Sports Complex on the Susquehanna campus with the exception of Sept. 16, when the luncheon will be held at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club in conjunction with the SU Alumni Golf Outing.

A yearly membership to the QB Club is $40. That amount does NOT include the weekly fee for lunch ($8.50, with the exception of the Sept. 16th luncheon which is $15.00).

In attendance every Friday will be head coach Steve Briggs, the SU football coaching staff, Susquehanna Director of Athletics Pam Samuelson and Director of Athletic Communications Katie Meier. This Friday, captains Jesse Eggerton, Matt Knouse and Mike Ritter will also attend the luncheon.

Samuelson, Briggs and Meier will both address the attendees and Meier will recap the previous week’s athletic events and preview upcoming contests. Starting in week two, Briggs’ coaching staff will show a highlight film of the past weekend’s game.

With the exception of the first luncheon, the event will highlight the team’s weekly Gus Weber Crusader Football Player of the Week. The award is named in honor of late Susquehanna president Gustave Weber, who was Susquehanna president for more than 18 years from 1959 through 1977. A collegiate football standout at Wagner College, Weber was an avid Crusader athletics booster who actually served as head football coach for the final two games of 1965.

The Player of the Week will give a brief speech.

More details concerning the Quarterback Club may be obtained by calling the Susquehanna Athletic Office at (570) 372-4270.