Where does the time go? Why don’t I ever seem to have enough of it?
Since the fall sports athletes reported to campus on Aug. 21, it’s been one big wind sprint getting things operational. Morning, nights, weekends – anytime I could find an extra 15 minutes to work on Linfield athletics I did.
Rosters had to be finalized, season outlooks had to be written, and the athletics Web site had to be brought up to date for eight varsity teams. Football guide had to be completed, our sponsorship campaign had to be wrapped up, and student work crews had to be hired and trained.
The Wildcats’ first football game is this weekend and people are excited. I’m just relieved it’s on the road. But Abilene, Texas, is a long ways to travel for any kind of competition. Hurricane Ike is bearing down on Texas, but shouldn’t affect the football team’s travel plans. We’re flying to Dallas-Fort Worth, then driving the three hours over to “The Prettiest Town I’ve Ever Seen.”
The Linfield Football Guide, themed “Expect to Win” is due from the printer on Monday (Thanks to alum Eric Fricke and his staff at Print NW for their hustle getting this publication produced quickly). As is customary, we had a lot of last-minute editing and pagination to accomplish before we could say we were truly “Done.” It should be another collector’s item.
If you want your own copy of the football guide, we’ll have information on how to receive one by mail posted soon on the Web site.
Been busy organizing the radio broadcasts. Writing copy, working with sponsors, and preparing the schedule of commercials.
Soccer and volleyball teams are off to good starts. Volleyball is 4-0. Men’s soccer is 2-0 and women’s soccer is 2-2. Cross country squads are running well, too. Could be a great fall ahead.
Our sports info crew has also meeting to develop our “New Media” elements. This blog is the first deployment in a series of new wrinkles you’ll be seeing in the weeks to come.