Friday, August 20, 2010

Odds and Ends

First of all, a couple of timely reminders:

I'll be channeling my inner Alex Trebek and hosting (with a welcome from AD Steve Dennis and Coach Larry Blakeney) the annual Fan Appreciation Night gala this Saturday night at 6pm. It includes, of course, a sizable drawdown, and promises a lot of fun, fellowship, a LOT of Troy football talk, and a chance to win big (they're telling me the door prizes this year are outstanding)! If you love Troy, love football in general, and maybe want to win something, call Judy Morgan at 334-670-3682 or Alicia Bookout at 334-670-3683 to get your tickets; there aren't many left!

The next day (this Sunday) will be the first chance fans will have to meet and greet the Troy football players, coaches, and cheerleaders, plus the soccer, volleyball and cross-country teams at the annual Fan Day at Sartain Hall at 2pm. There's no cost to get in, and you can score a free hot dog if you're one of the first 1,000 there. The great things about Troy's Fan Day --besides how great the players and coaches are-- is that they are very accessible and you don't have to go through a dozen hoops just to visit with them and get an autograph and picture!

You might have missed this from earlier in the week, but Ricky Hazel's well-done feature on the growth of Troy radio coverage is something we're all fired up about! Troy ISP GM Eric Williamson and the staff at ISP has worked hard to construct what is (by far) the largest radio network in the Sun Belt Conference. We have FM coverage in the two largest cities in the state, plus outlets in a lot of markets important to Troy, including Dothan and Mobile. WTBF in Troy and the oldest Troy affiliate, WOPP in Opp, have always been constantly committed to Troy, and we're proud of all the stations who will be airing Trojan football this fall!

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