Can you elaborate? Do they have a game or something?
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Can you elaborate? Do they have a game or something?
No, seriously, go on. I have no idea what you're talking about and would like you to elaborate because I don't feel like googling what's so special about Wayne State today.
P.S. - This probably should be OT, unless your elaboration explains why it's not.
Perhaps try paying attention to football or not commenting.
Perhaps instead of trying to come up with a sny remark, you could've just told me what was going on like the multiple people below who actually posted helpful comments.
Your question was way too toolish and board policey. i would assume you would just google it if you had a legitimate question.
Just as easily you could have posted a link, any form of description of the event, etc. Decrying someone as lazy and "policey" when you don't provide any context is just as bad.
For those of us not patched into what Wayne State is up to these days you might want to actually say what you are wishing them luck in.
Joe Long is a tackle...Jake's brother.
Nick Moeller is a QB...Andy's son.
Interesting stuff. I was wondering if Pittsburg State QB Zac Dickey was the son of former Michigan QB BJ Dickey, but unfortunately not. Go Tartars
Wayne State is playing in it today. They are taking on the Pitt State Gorillas of Pittsburg, Kansas.
Pitt State has a pretty good QB and Wayne State has two RBs with over 1,300 rushing yards each.
The game begins at 11am and is available for viewing on ESPN2 and ESPN3.
Wayne State plays in the D-II National Championship game today.
No. 6 Wayne State (12-3) vs. No. 2 Pittsburg State (12-1) (ESPN2, 11 a.m. ET)
11:00 AM on ESPN2, if I am not mistaken. Live from Florence, Alabama, no less.
Having been born and raised in Metro Detroit, I know tons of people who went to Wayne State and there is quite the buzz, at least locally.
I'll be honest - I did not know they were competing for the D-II championship until the local news started giving an almost eerie amount of attention to Wayne State football, a hitherto unknown force in SE Michigan.
Whose idea was it to have a national championship game that early? Even if it is the D-II championship that seems kind of stupid.
I have no idea why it is this year, but this game used to be the first of a triple header with the D3 championship game and the Heisman. As someone who has made the trip many times, I loved the early game.... tailgate starting at Waffle House, a nap afterwards, and celebrate a GVSU victory all night long.
If my day started at the Waffle House it would be shortly ending on the toilet. Very bold choice sir.
They changed the nickname because no one knew what a tartar was. They thought it was the sauce you put on fish.
Yup, from a NYTimes article, August, 2000:
At Wayne State University in Detroit, ''There were some liabilities with Tartars,'' Mr. Marciani said. ''Not a lot of people knew what that was.'' The new name, Warriors, respects its heritage - Tartars were Mongolian invaders.
No one seems to know what a Hokie is, either, but you won't see VA Tech changing their name anytime soon.
I am following on Facebook the exploits of 13 drunken Wayne State football alumni who ard traveling by van from Detroit to the game.
I love seeing Wayne States and Eastern Michigan do well! Good for them.
Wayne State University! Land of opportunity!
I look forward to this game. GVSU has played here several times as well. Will definitely be on WSU side.
Willbe pretty cool to see WSU on TV. I'm pulling for the Tartars in this one.
A world of opportunity. Wayne State University. Wayne State University.
I feel kind of embarrassed for people that didn't know what Wayne State had going on today...
Because THIS IS MICHIGAN FERGODSAKES
TD WAYNE STATE!!!! 93 yard Kick-off return
I had that same thought watching the game last week. their game plan, particularly on offense (and even more particularly with the running game), was outstanding.
Interception! I've never seen a better start.
Great way to start! I'm interested in seeing #8 for Wayne St. They say he has 9 picks on the year.
Pandemonium! Wayne State picks off the first pass from Pittsburg State
Wow...7-7 tie, and nonstop action. A KO return, a pick each by the two QBs...and we have 13:02 left in the first quarter.
There is so much bad football being played to begin this game right now. It is brutal. And holy cow is it just me or does Dan Hawkins sound/look like Frank Caliendo? Dan Hawkins and Pam Ward are almost impossible to listen to!
But at least it's still cool that Wayne State is on ESPN2.
...bad in a good way.
I am very entertained. I'd much rather watch this game than, say, Western Michigan v. Purdue.
So I was looking up some info on Wayne St and ran into an interesting story about current player James Jackson who is a transfer from Ohio St. Appears that the SEC isn't alone with over signing issues:
06/25/11 - James Jackson assumed that when he was offered a full football scholarship to Ohio State it meant that as long as he stayed out of trouble and kept up with his school work, the university would pay for his education for four years. He later discovered, that's not always how it works. Jackson, a wide receiver, says he was asked to transfer after last season, two years into his college career. "They had an oversigning issue," Jackson said. "They had to free up a few scholarships, and coach [Jim] Tressel told me I probably wouldn't play and maybe Ohio State wasn't the place for me." Jackson said he didn't understand when he was being recruited that all scholarships are only good for a year, subject to renewal at the discretion of the school. He was never told that he might be asked to transfer if he wasn't performing up to expectations and the school wanted his scholarship for someone else
That was Wayne's first first down all year. Boy am I glad they took her off our games.
Coming into the second quarter, Pam does her best "Boom goes the dynamite" impression. I thought for sure she was going to throw that in there.
if someone could post periodic updaes in the thread that'd be awesome. I have to go xmas shopping with my fiance and can't find the score on espn.com from my phone
Not much other information, though, besides the score and what quarter it is.
The DII and DIII have a true playoff system. This year's run by Wayne State is of particular interest because they just got into the system and have played all of their playoff games on the road. It shows that the current combination of a beauty contest - reputation based ranking system has a lot of flaws.
It also shows that why the system is so hard to change. All of these schools and games are smaller with lesser budgets so the money involved is not huge. No one is opposing the playoff at these levels because the parties have rough parity and the amounts of money involved are small.
You can truly say that the Division II (and III) champs earned their way there.
But on the other hand, the team selection for these playoffs has been horrible for the past couple years. Nobody makes a fuss because it's "only" D-II, but, for example, Hillsdale keeps winning the GLIAC and keeps getting snubbed in favor of teams they beat. The lofty ideal of "proving it on the field" hardly ever seems to apply to the D-II regular season. I am not saying they couldn't make some changes for a I-A playoff, but simply pining for the D-II or D-III system kind of ignores the realities of what actually happens in it.
Crazy start...maybe the nuttiest first 1:57 of football I've ever seen.
of all the games to be stuck at kohls...damn
Things have changed. When I was in high school a bunch of us were recruited by Wayne State. They were coming off a 1-10 or 0-11 season and the coaches told us without a hint of sarcasm that they were the best staff in any division in the country.
I decided Wayne State wasn't for me.
Hopefully, Wayne can do something in the second half, and early...otherwise, this game is gonna get out of hand quickly.
Gotta root for our Research Corridor buddy Wayne, but i love the logo for the Pitt State Gorillas. It's a curious choice--I don't think Kansas has much of a native gorilla population.
I'll bet if you go to Pittsburg State you about lose your mind fighting AutoCorrect when you spell the name out.
That pretty much does it. Congrats to the Gorillas.
I dont understand why #2 is facing #6 for the National Championship. Isn't #1 vs #2 in a 1 game playoff the way we crown College Football Champions around here?
More like STUPID-offs, amirite? LOL!
Too bad for WSU, but congrats on making the game! Now make the jump to FCS so maybe we can get a game up in the Big House.
A system having 8 or 16 teams playing it off is way closer to proving it on the field than one that has 2.
The controversy about participants and seeding involves more teams and more scenerios too. That's a good thing. The pro BCS crowd is out of ammo on all fronts.