Rain can't dampen spirits of WMU faithful at pep rally

WMU holds pep rally before Gameday

KALAMAZOO, MICH. - Despite heavy rain Friday night, hundreds of people showed their support for the unbeaten Western Michigan University football team ahead of Saturday morning's ESPN's College GameDay.

The school hosted a pep rally at Bronson Park to get fans fired up.  The excitement level at the Mid American Conference school is near an all time high as the football team is in the top 25.  

Stephanie Bynum, a season ticket holder for the past decade, says " We've been watching them grow for the last few years since PJ came and its just amazing to see them so good. They're fun to watch."

Maggie Craig, the fiance of starting quarterback Zach Terrell, was one of dozens that stuck around to the end of the rally.

"I think its just amazing opportunity for the community as a whole that it really has brought everyone together just outside of the community everything going on and football in general," Craig said. "I love to see a packed out stadium I think its everyone dream to see it." 

Western Michigan Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard said this season has been a dream come true so far. 

"Its so exciting to see our alumni and all of bronco nations that's really to unite around this opportunity to be college gamed, for our football record, our game tomorrow, and our pride for Kalamazoo and WMU."

Students started lining up around 10:00 p.m. Friday to get tickets to the GameDay Pit, which holds 500 people.Tickets will start being passed out at 5:00 a.m. Saturday. GameDay is on ESPN from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  The Broncos host the Buffalo Bulls at Waldo Stadium starting at 3:30.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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