One hundred years is a long time. It's certainly cause for a celebration.
This Saturday, the Wayne State athletics department is holding its Centennial Celebration of Champions, commemorating 100 years of Wayne State sports. The day's festivites begin with a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division volleyball showdown between Ashland and Wayne State. The Warriors will don special pre-game shirts to honor the celebration and those who have earned a Medal of Honor.
It concludes on the gridiron, in Wayne State's GLIAC opener against Saginaw Valley State.
A parade of former athletes at halftime will add to a weekend full of Wayne State memorable moments. During the game the football team will add to those memories, donning these special uniforms.
Along with their alumni, the Warriors will honor the military in Saturday's GLIAC opener. The uniforms sport an American flag on the shoulders, and names of Medal of Honor recipients on them as well. Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Indianapolis as the Greyhounds kicked the game-winner as time expired, Wayne State hopes to put that behind them, and put on a show for those in attendance they are honoring.
Watch as the uniforms were unveiled to the team: