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Dancin' with the Dean

Dancin' with the Dean

Final Entry

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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!

Go Eagles!


Almost Home

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Greetings Eagle Fans!

I hope you were able to join the community to welcome the basketball team back to campus after their awesome effort in Denver.  We are about 30 minutes from Louisville.  We have a stop to switch drivers, and detour to get food, and the grand finale of giving the iPad to a student before going home.  I will have one last posting after dinner.

Stay Tuned...

Missouri Part Two

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The Eagle fans are in Missouri, and making our way to St. Louis.  We should arrive back in Morehead between 8-9 p.m.  The sun is out, and it is a great day for traveling (or fishing!).  Some people are waking, but many still sleeping!  We need to make a long-distance butt cushion and lower back brace for this type of  trip!  My lower back hates me right now!


More Later...





Short Stop

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Just made a short stop to gas up the buses before heading the Topeka and Wal-Mart.  So, time for another story:

The Morehead bug caught a number of people while we were in Denver.  By the time we left, we had hotel workers and others in MSU shirts singing our praises.  For me, there were two guys who become Morehead fans that I will always remember.  They are from Colorado, and sat next to me during the Louisville game.  Although one of them had a daughter going to school at Louisville, they were cheering for MSU!  They also cheered for us in the Richmond game.  They came down tonight, and were very complimentary of us!  Spreading the word about MSU one person at a time!!!

Thanks to all of the students, faculty, staff, and athletes, that is an easy song to sing! 

MUCH MORE later....

Headed To Topeka

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We are still in Kansas, and headed toward Topeka.  There we will gas up the buses, and switch drivers.  Thanks John and Jeff for another great trip - you both are awesome!  Just passed a field of windmills (man are the huge!) which was impressive.  Most of the fans are asleep, and we are into our second movie of the trip.

More Soon.........

Greetings From Kansas

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We have entered Kansas, and have taken our first "stretch break".  Further proving that my bus is the coolest, we have had a lot of singing and dancing on board!  Now we are into Movie Time.  We have now been traveling in Kansas in two forms of darkness - in the dark of the morning (coming out) and the dark of the evening (going home).  Still looks flat in either form of darkness!

If you are reading this in Morehead, please join the welcome for the team on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the AAC.  The fan buses will not been home in time, but I hope the team knows just how proud we are of them!  You all should hold your heads high and know that MSU fans love you!

So, some stories from the game.  Someone has to help me understand this notion of "sitting at a basketball game of this magnitude".  Any takers?  I certainly understand that there are many fans in attendance at any given game.  But can you really expect a group of excited young people to sit in the 3rd round of the NCAA Tournament?  That was what was expected of us this evening.  Even one of the security officers said to me that it was not reasonable to expect us to sit.  One highlight of the evening was when an individual from the group asking MSU fans to sit came over to us and said - "it is not as bad as they are making it, and if it was my team playing I would be standing too - there is no reason for you to sit".  Thanks to the reasonable fan in the crowd!

More stories to come.....

Proud to Be An Eagle!

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What a heartbreaker!  Sad day for the Eagles, but no reason to hang our heads!  Being an Eagle is MUCH MORE than being a spider!  I am so proud of the team and the fans - with class and characters we are ALWAYS winners! 

Demonte, Kenneth, and Sam - thanks for the great ride!  Eagle Nation has been blessed as a result of your involvement on and off the court!  THANK YOU!

Eagle Express 1 & 2 are on the road!  We are about 3 hours into our journey - stay tuned for more!

Time for the Dean to Dougie on the bus!

Much More to come...

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