As the fan buses near Morehead, I would like to express my appreciation for those who were willing to ride more than 2500 miles to give back to the student-athletes who have given so much to MSU! As we say to perspective and current students, alumni, local community members, and the world, Morehead State is a special place because the sense of community that exists on campus. This trip is an example of how through collaboration, we can accomplish anything. Thanks to Athletics, Communications and Marketing, Housing, SGA, Student Life, and many individual faculty and staff members, we were able to provide 99 fans with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
We are so proud of Coach Tyndall and the team - great season gentlemen. To our seniors - thank you for an awesome ride. You have put MSU Basketball back on the map, and we will always cherish our memories of you in Johnson Arena!
We built several relationships on our journey, and I think fewer people will say "where is Morehead". Because of events like this, Eagle Nation is strong.
I say to the world, if you expect us to sit down, your expectations are out unrealistic! We are loud, proud, and filled with class and dignity! Stand tall Eagle Nation - thanks to March Madness 2011, the world is watching!
Finally, I say to the fans who travelled the country with me - your character, class, commitment, and passion make it an honor and pleasure to be your Dean of Students!