Wave Football Team To Assist Students With Move-In

The 2004 Green Wave Football team will assist students in moving into their dormitories this Saturday morning from 8:30-11 a.m. on the Tulane campus, Head Coach Chris Scelfo announced Thursday. The team will not practice Saturday morning in order to take part in the activity

NEW ORLEANS – The 2004 Green Wave Football team will assist students in moving into their dormitories this Saturday morning from 8:30-11 a.m. on the Tulane campus, Head Coach Chris Scelfo announced Thursday. The team will not practice Saturday morning in order to take part in the activity.

Green Wave players and coaches will be stationed at Sharp and Monroe dorms on the Tulane campus to give students, primarily incoming freshmen, a couple of helping hands as they prepare for the 2004-05 school year. Members of the Tulane offensive team and coaching staff will assist with move-in from 8:30-9:45 a.m. while the defensive squad will be available to help from 9:45-11 a.m.

"Our players and coaches are excited about doing this," Scelfo said. "It's a chance for us to show we're a part of campus life. Hopefully our players will meet some of their fellow students and hopefully the people we help will appreciate it. We're giving up a practice to do it so that shows you how important it is to us."

The Tulane players arrived on campus August 9 and moved into their 2004-05 permanent housing last Monday. Classes begin Wednesday, August 25th, and the Saturday before classes is traditionally the busiest "moving day" for students.

"I think it will be a good thing to do," said senior linebacker Wesley Heath. "It will give students a chance to see our faces and get to know us as people. We spend a lot of time over here (the Wilson Center) at practice and at meetings when most students are at class, so this will give us a chance to meet some students outside of class. Once they see us and meet us, hopefully they'll say, ‘I know that guy' or ‘I met that guy, and he's cool, let's go to the game.'"

The football team's participation in student move-in is one part of Green Wave Athletics' role in 2004 orientation activities. The Tulane Ticket Office will be distributing student season tickets over the weekend, while Scelfo, volleyball coach Betsy Becker, soccer coach Betsy Anderson and members of their teams will speak to the orientation group Saturday night at McAlister Auditorium.

In addition, Tulane's Fan Day on Saturday, August 28 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Westfeldt Facility is a part of "WaveFront Weekend" the university's official welcome back for all Tulane students. As part of "WaveFront Weekend," Fan Day will feature several activities and giveaways specifically for Tulane students.

"We're excited to be a part of both Freshman Orientation and WaveFront Weekend," said Steve Walsh, Tulane Marketing Director. "Students bring so much atmosphere and enthusiasm to our games. We want to build the relationship with Tulane students from the beginning and continue to do whatever we can to encourage them to attend Tulane games and support their teams."

Tulane will return to the practice field Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. for the second of two scrimmages on the week. The scrimmage, which will be held at the Westfeldt Facility, is open to the public.

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