Upper Iowa University’s Hall of Fame Weekend festivities will include a pregame concert featuring Nashville recording artist Eric Chesser on Saturday, September 15. All Peacock fans are invited to attend the free concert in the tailgate area just northwest of Harms-Eischeid Stadium at UIU’s Fayette Campus.
Chesser began writing music as a teenager growing up in Plainfield, Illinois. His style of contemporary and traditional country music reflects his confident but humble persona, and the songs are inspired by his life experiences. Chesser and his band are scheduled to perform in the Peacock tailgate area at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 15.
The 2018 UIU Hall of Fame inductees include Stu Engen, former UIU basketball coach who led the Peacocks to Iowa Conference titles in 1994, ’96 and ’99; Ryan Philips ’07, ‘11, UIU’s first NCAA Division II wrestling champion in 2007; and Gary Weber ‘82, standout wrestling coach who accumulated 446 victories at Plainfield and Clear Lake high schools in Iowa.
The trio will be inducted into the UIU Athletics Hall of Fame during the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, September 14, and recognized at halftime of the Peacock football game against Winona State University on Saturday, September 15. All educators will be admitted free to the football game in honor of Educator Appreciation Day. Kickoff is slated for 6:05 p.m. Tickets to the Hall of Fame Banquet and football game can be purchased at www.peacocktickets.com.