MONROE, La.—After winning five of six to end the year including victories over Alabama and Louisiana-Lafayette, ULM football welcomed a new member to its team, a full-sized equipment truck exclusively designed for the Warhawks.
ULM teamed up with the official movers of ULM Athletics, M&W Transfer an agent for Aprin Van Lines, to design and manufacture the tractor trailer, which will be used to haul the Warhawks equipment to road games.
"This is a great step forward for our program," ULM head coach Charlie Weatherbie said. "I want to thank David and Melinda Vaughn for their generosity in this project. Having this truck on the interstate with our logos and name on the side is going to be a great recruiting and marketing tool not only for the football team, but also for the entire university."
The 18-wheeler will make its official debut tomorrow night at the Krewe of Janus Mardi Gras Parade. The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. on Natchitoches Street in West Monroe and runs down Louisville Street through Monroe and ends at Beard Street.
"We're grateful for the Vaughans to do this," ULM athletic director Bobby Staub said. "It's a sample of local folks hopping on board and supporting the local school."
This is just the first of several big events for ULM football on the horizon. On February 6, Weatherbie will announce the 2008 recruiting class at a luncheon at the University Conference Center on the seventh floor of the ULM Library.
Tickets for the event are just $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at the ULM ticket office, home basketball games, weekly basketball luncheons and the ULM Athletic Foundation.