Madonna University aims to field football team by 2020

Madonna University aims to field football team by 2020
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>>Devin: THERE WILL SOON BE>>Devin: THERE WILL SOON BE
ANOTHER FOOTBALL TEAM IN ANOTHER FOOTBALL TEAM IN
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN, MADONNA SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN, MADONNA
UNIVERSITY IS ADDING FOOTBALL TO UNIVERSITY IS ADDING FOOTBALL TO
THE ROSTER OF ATHLETIC PROGRAMS. THE ROSTER OF ATHLETIC PROGRAMS.
JAMIE EDMONDS HAS A LOOK AT HOW JAMIE EDMONDS HAS A LOOK AT HOW
A RELATIVELY SMALL SCHOOL IS A RELATIVELY SMALL SCHOOL IS
TAKING ON THIS BIG CHALLENGE. TAKING ON THIS BIG CHALLENGE.
>>Jamie: THIS WAS THE FIRST>>Jamie: THIS WAS THE FIRST
SPORT EVER STARTED HERE AT SPORT EVER STARTED HERE AT
MADONNA UNIVERSITY, VOLLEYBALL MADONNA UNIVERSITY, VOLLEYBALL
BACK IN 1987. BACK IN 1987.
IN TWO YEARS, THEY’RE ABOUT TO IN TWO YEARS, THEY’RE ABOUT TO
ADD ANOTHER PROGRAM. ADD ANOTHER PROGRAM.
CRUSADER VOLLEYBALL, GOING CRUSADER VOLLEYBALL, GOING
STRONG SINCE 1987. STRONG SINCE 1987.
SINCE THEN, 18 OTHER SPORTS HAVE SINCE THEN, 18 OTHER SPORTS HAVE
BEEN ADDED, INCLUDING 6 BEEN ADDED, INCLUDING 6
RECENTLY. RECENTLY.
>>WHEN I ARRIVED, WE WERE AT>>WHEN I ARRIVED, WE WERE AT
300 STUDENT ATHLETES AND NOW 300 STUDENT ATHLETES AND NOW
THIS YEAR, POSSIBLY 450. THIS YEAR, POSSIBLY 450.
>>Jamie: MADONNA IS ABOUT TO>>Jamie: MADONNA IS ABOUT TO
MAKE IT AN EVEN 20, ADDING A MAKE IT AN EVEN 20, ADDING A
FOOTBALL PROGRAM. FOOTBALL PROGRAM.
SCOTT KINNEL SAID IT’S A LONG SCOTT KINNEL SAID IT’S A LONG
TIME COMING. TIME COMING.
>>NOT JUST FOR STUDENTS ON>>NOT JUST FOR STUDENTS ON
CAMPUS, BUT THOSE TAKING A TOUR CAMPUS, BUT THOSE TAKING A TOUR
FOR ADMISSIONS. FOR ADMISSIONS.
>>Jamie: JUST 1300 STUDENTS,>>Jamie: JUST 1300 STUDENTS,
BUT IT’S WORKING. BUT IT’S WORKING.
>>THERE WILL BE A BUDGET.>>THERE WILL BE A BUDGET.
AND WHEN YOU BRING THE STUDENT AND WHEN YOU BRING THE STUDENT
ATHLETES ON THE CAMPUS, IT PAYS ATHLETES ON THE CAMPUS, IT PAYS
FOR ITSELF. FOR ITSELF.
>>Jamie: IT WILL PLAY IN THE>>Jamie: IT WILL PLAY IN THE
NAIA LEAGUE AND HAVE 24 NAIA LEAGUE AND HAVE 24
SCHOLARSHIPS TO GIVE AND CAN’T SCHOLARSHIPS TO GIVE AND CAN’T
WAIT TO GET STARTED. WAIT TO GET STARTED.
THE FANS CAN’T WAIT TO CHEER THE FANS CAN’T WAIT TO CHEER
THEM ON. THEM ON.
>>I WAS SO EXCITED!>>I WAS SO EXCITED!
BECAUSE I LOVED FOOTBALL IN HIGH BECAUSE I LOVED FOOTBALL IN HIGH
SCHOOL AND LOVED GOING TO THE SCHOOL AND LOVED GOING TO THE
GAMES AND CHEERING ON THE NAME. GAMES AND CHEERING ON THE NAME.
SO IT WILL BE NOSTALGIC. SO IT WILL BE NOSTALGIC.
I’M EXCITED! I’M EXCITED!
>>Jamie: THEY HAVE A NATIONAL>>Jamie: THEY HAVE A NATIONAL
SEARCH FOR THE FOOTBALL COACH SEARCH FOR THE FOOTBALL COACH
AND HOPE TO HAVE ATHLETES HERE AND HOPE TO HAVE ATHLETES HERE
NEXT YEAR AND FOOTBALL STARTING NEXT YEAR AND FOOTBALL STARTING
FOR REAL IN 2020. FOR REAL IN 2020.
AT MADONNA UNIVERSITY, JAMIE AT MADONNA UNIVERSITY, JAMIE
EDMONDS, LOCAL 4. EDMONDS, LOCAL 4.
>>Devin: THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR>>Devin: THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
HAS TALKED WITH THE A. D. AT HAS TALKED WITH THE A. D. AT
LAWRENCE TECH BECAUSE THEY JUST LAWRENCE TECH BECAUSE THEY JUST
ADDED A FOOTBALL TEAM AND WILL

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