There will be a little extra incentive for Queen's to get a crowd out on Thanksgiving weekend -- The Score is coming for the Oct. 11 home date against the Ottawa Gee-Gees.
The network had left weeks 7 and 8 of the OUA schedule open, but since this one at the very least will have a first-round bye at stake, it's a good call.
Queen's sports communications officer Michael Grobe confirmed that the University Rush game was on. (It had been speculated about online. It would also mean that The Score has been to Richardson Stadium twice before it goes to TD Waterhouse Stadium for the first time this season, but uh, yeah, don't make a big out of that until after Saturday's showdown.
It would also be the second TV appearance for the Gee-Gees, who were on Sept. 13.
As noted, Thanksgiving weekend has typically been tough for getting fans out to Richardson Stadium, since understandably most students go home. Queen's will be really have to ramp up its efforts to pack the alumni side of the stadium.
As for which game it will show on Oct. 18, the final The Score is keeping that locked down tighter than the formula for Coca-Cola.