Dore Jam: August 11, 2002Click on image to see a larger version.
The time is 4:08. Coach Bobby Johnson is signing autographs.
The time is now 4:53, and Coach Bobby Johnson is still signing autographs.
And looking at the line of people waiting, he might be signing autographs for quite a while longer.
Tents were set up for different positions, but the football players also mingled in the crowd signing autographs. Here, several of the offensive linemen show off their newly shaved heads.
Hunter Hillenmeyer signs an autograph.
So does Jerrin Holt . . .
. . . and M.J. Garrett . . .
. . . and Dan Stricker.
Jerrin Holt, some big guys, and a little guy getting ready for a photo op.
Football was the star of the show, but coaches and staff from other programs were there, too, including new baseball coach Tim Corbin . . .
. . . women's golf coach Martha Frietag. . . .
. . . women's track/cross country coach Lori Shepard . . .
. . . strength and conditioning coach Lori Alexander . . .
. . . and the new women's basketball staff (from left to right: Nikki Kremer, Kristin Schneider, Vicky Picott, and Stephanie Norman).
Student athletes from other programs were also present, such as senior forward Lizzy Johnson for the women's soccer team . . .
. . . Courtney Wood from the women's golf team . . .
. . . . and Chantelle Anderson from the women's basketball team.
In fact, the women's basketball team had just finished practicing in preparation for the upcoming trip to Europe, and they all stopped by.
In this photo, from left to right are Jill Corbitt, Katie (Smith) Busby, Ashley McElhiney, Ashley Earley, Hillary Hager, Jutta Korkko, Venessa Ferragamo . . .
and in this one, Jenni Benningfield, Venessa Ferragamo, Hillary Hager.
And some things never change. It seems like Candice Storey has been here forever, and she's planning to be around for the foreseeable future.