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UIW (Smitty's School) on ESPN College GameDay

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Greetings fellow Owls Fans,
Good luck with our home opener! I wish I could make it to a game this year.

I'm writing to give a plug for UIW and North Dakota State. ESPN's College GameDay will be broadcasting live from Fargo this Saturday in advance of the three-time defending FCS National Champion's home opener against University of the Incarnate Word (UIW). UIW is the school I currently work for as assistant athletics director.

I fly out with our mascot and cheerleaders tomorrow at 6 a.m. to Fargo. We are very excited.

When looking back at the week of planning for this, I leaned a lot on my experience from FAU to try and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. FAU really taught me a lot about event planning, branding, and taking advantage of the opportunities presented to us.

UIW is in our fifth year of playing football and first year as a full member of Division I. Last year we started our transition from Division II to Division I and are in year two of a four-year process. FAU knows a lot about being a "newcomer," so please be cheering for the Cardinals on Saturday! And of course.... look for us on GameDay.

Go Owls! and Go Cards!
--rick'07

I'm a proud lifetime member of the FAU National Alumni Association. Are you a member? Join now at www.faualumni.org.
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Is Ricky Williams still an assistant coach there?
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Ricky Williams is still a partner to the program but not as a coach.

I'm a proud lifetime member of the FAU National Alumni Association. Are you a member? Join now at www.faualumni.org.
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Best of luck to you Smitty and the team too (think they are gonna need it - tough opponent - battle 'em guys!).
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