Warriors rack up wins, and media attention
The Warriors football team’s playoff run is creating some excitement on campus – and finally in the media. Detroit is a fantastic sports town. In fact, according to some national lists, it’s the best in the country. However, because the city has all four major league sports and several Division I programs in the area, getting attention for Wayne State’s Division II program can be a challenge. No matter how much it deserves it.
Our team has won back-to-back road playoff games in inclement weather against favored opponents to set a school record with 10 wins. And they’re still playing. On Saturday they’ll go on the road again to play Minnesota-Duluth, last year’s national champs, for a chance to play in the national semifinals. From there, they get to play for a national championship of their own.
Athletic director Rob Fournier and Jeff Weiss, associate athletic director for media relations, marketing and ticketing, and their team do a great job promoting Warriors athletics year round. But, in today’s sports world football is king. As a result, Wayne State’s program is getting some long overdue attention.
In just the last week, head coach Paul Winters and the team have been interviewed by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, the Mitch Albom Show on WJR-AM, the Craig Fahle Show on WDET-FM, local TV stations, and media outlets in Nebraska and Minnesota, where they have won games, among several others.
A win on Saturday will keep the attention coming. You can watch the game during a viewing party in the Student Center with a OneCard.