DAWGS HEAD SOUTH: On the road

Fan thoughts about the upcoming National Championship

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Ferris construction management senior Chandler Blatt, Ferris business administration senior Hailey Davis and Ferris construction management senior Collin Lambert eagerly wait to board the fan buses to McKinney, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 13. The trio also made the trek to the basketball championship game in South Dakota in March .

Thursday, Dec. 13, four buses full of Ferris fans departed from the university to head to McKinney, Texas, to watch the NCAA Division II National Championship. Ferris will be playing against the Valdosta State Blazers for the National Championship title Saturday, Dec. 15.

Here’s what some fans had to say about the trip to the National Championship game offered by the university.

“We go to all the football games so we figured for $40 we could go for a little vacation,” Ferris construction management senior Chandler Blatt said.

I feel like not many students get to do this,” Ferris construction management senior Collin Lambert said.

Last week, we had a couple individuals qualify for Nattys in cross country, so the same four people here, we all drove to Pittsburgh two weeks ago and we’re like “Shoot, the football team’s going? No better week than exam week, so we’re going to Texas.” And it’s the first time in school history, you know. We like to support the rest of Bulldog nation,” Ferris environmental biology junior and member of the cross country team Ethan Israels said.

“I’ve never been to Texas, so that’s a bonus,” Ferris accounting sophomore and member of the cross country team Andrew Yaworski said.

I think the game when we get to kickoff will be pretty cool, I think the fan party—we were at a NCAA Championship festival last week, so there’s some pretty cool fan stuff and looking to see what they’ve got here. Should be a pretty cool stadium too, I think it’s brand new,” Israels said.

“Oh, it’s awesome. I’m just glad that the school gave us this opportunity to go actually down because I sure as hell wasn’t going to drive there,” Yaworski said.

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