In 1973, I saw my first ASU football game. The Tribe played Xavier at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock and David Mitchell ran wild in a 37-0 victory.
Two years later, as a high school senior, I made the 90-minute trek from my hometown to Ruston, La., to watch the Indians hammer Louisiana Tech 30-13. I had already decided to attend ASU so it was nice to be a part of the 11-0 season that cold night in north Louisiana.
As a student I worked in sports information with Jerry Schaeffer and Gina Bowman, two of the best people I have ever know. They took a rube from south Arkansas and taught him a lot.
Five years after arriving in Jonesboro (I've often joked I had an academic redshirt year) I graduated and moved to Pulaski County. ASU has remained a part of me every since. And it is still the only school that matters to me.I have followed the program closely over the years.
Now 31 years later I am starting a new adventure with good friends and fellow ASU alums David Kenley and Mark Ferguson. We all grew up in different towns, and did not attend ASU at the same time
We appreciate the groundwork James Bryant has done with the AStatenation site. James took a chance and built a site when many told him it could not be done at Arkansas State.
He proved them wrong. The folks at Colorado will soon find out what a hard worker he is and how he is determined to succeed.
What we want to do with this site is turn it into the best it can be. And to do that we need your help. Well we need you to subscribe too. But we also want to hear from you. We want your tips, we want your ideas. You can find me on Facebook, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Excitement among ASU fans is at an all-time high. We want to help feed that interest and build on that.
We are excited about this opportunity.
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