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Stagg Bowl alums address current Juniata football squad

(Posted August 17, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Juniata College Sports Hall of Famers Carmen DeFrancesco '75 and Stu Jackson '77, both members of Juniata's 1973 football team that played in the inaugural NCAA Division III championship Stagg Bowl, spoke to the current Juniata team following Saturday's practice on Ellis Hall field.

DeFrancesco urged the players to "remember the journey" on their way to restoring the pride of Juniata football, and thanked the seniors for the dedication over the past three seasons.

The Eagles will hold their first "two-a-day" session on Wednesday, Aug. 19, in this year's abbreviated pre-season training schedule, before camp wraps up on Friday, Aug. 21. Juniata resumes classes on Monday, Aug. 24, with season opener slated for Saturday, Sept. 5, at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa.

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