Thursday, August 18, 2011

Welcome to 2011-12

Well, I successfully made it through the summer without a single update to this blog. Oops.

But, I'm ready to remedy that now. Fall sports have been checked in on campus for a week and a half and the rest of the DWU student body arrives tomorrow, so summer is officially over. Time to get back into the swing of sports!

This is not going to be a very informative post. Between media guides and meetings and taking head shots of our fall sports teams, I have about 1,207 other things to do. But, one can only format photos and edit media guide copy for so long, so I thought I'd spruce up the blog a bit and let everyone know that I'm back for the school year.

Here, this will be informative: a bit about when sports start. Men's and women's soccer had their first scrimmages Tuesday against Iowa Lakes CC. The women scrimmage at home tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 19) and again Sunday, this time on the road. The first real game for either team is Aug. 26 when they host Jamestown College. Volleyball starts its season Aug. 26 at the Rocky Mountain College Tournament, men's and women's golf is at Morningside Aug. 31 and cross country starts Sept. 2 at a meet hosted by Augustana.

The football team opens the season with a nonconference game -- its first non-GPAC game in several years -- Sept. 3 at Dakota State University in Madison, S.D.

Back to the media guides. More to follow in the very, very near future about the upcoming sports seasons. Should be a good year for Tiger athletics!

Oh, and for those who don't know -- DWU athletics has a new website. Check it out. Who ya rootin' for?