NSU athletics staff set for traditional yard sign delivery on Cane River


One of the newest traditions associated with Northwestern State football takes place Friday afternoon.


For the fourth straight summer, Northwestern State athletic department staffers and football coaches will float down the Cane River, delivering distinctive purple, white and orange signs that will dot the yards of NSU season-ticket holders as the Sept. 7 home opener against Midwestern State approaches.


The Demons staff will set sail from a pair of destinations under the directions of captains Ron McBride and Jim Sandefur to decorate lawns along Cane River, celebrating the opening of head coach Brad Laird’s second season at the helm of his alma mater.


Fans and supporters can find NSU Athletics at facebook.com/nsudemons and can follow the Demons on Twitter (@NSUDemons) and Instagram (NSUDemons).


To purchase NSU football season tickets, visit www.NSUTickets.com or call 318-357-4268. The Demons will play five home games this season – Sept. 7 against Midwestern State, Sept. 28 vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Oct. 19 vs. Central Arkansas, Nov. 9 vs. Lamar, and Nov. 21 vs. Stephen F. Austin.


All five home contests will kick off at 6 p.m. The Demons open the season Aug. 29 at UT Martin in a 6:30 p.m. Thursday night matchup.