- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Judge denies order of protection for woman accusing deputy of stalking her (6/23/18)4
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
- The collateral damage of Mizzou's past failures (6/20/18)6
Southeast family weekend features football home opener
The campus of Southeast Missouri State University will be abuzz with visitors this weekend.
The university's annual Family Weekend, which began in 1977, coincides with the Redhawk football team's home opener on Saturday.
Southeast hosts Indiana State for a 6 p.m. contest at Houck Stadium. It's one of five home games for Southeast.
The Redhawks are winless after two games, losing 35-17 to Memphis in the season opener and regional-rival Southern Illinois 30-22 last weekend.
"It feels like we've been on the road forever," Southeast football coach Tom Matukewicz said following the team's latest loss. "I know we played Indiana State in a really, really tight ball game a year ago, so we really want this. At the end of the day, we've got to try to fix what we're in control of, and a lot of those are the discipline-penalty type things."
The Redhawks came back from a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit in their meeting with the ISU Sycamores last year before losing 29-28.
Football's not your thing? There's plenty of other activities in conjunction with family weekend, including a new Taste of Downtown Tailgate.
Two hours prior to the game there will be a tailgate with food from downtown restaurants like Chocolate Works, The BAR, Cup 'n Cork and Marco's Pizza, to name a few. Tickets for the tailgate are $10 and limited to the first 200. More information on these and other family weekend activities are available at semo.edu.