It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 01:09
Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday of September that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.
So we celebrate a day of working by not working. Oh the irony. We get a day off from school and work, we barbeque and cookout with family and friends.
Labor Day weekend is also home to something much more important than just a Monday off.
It’s home to football.
Labor Day weekend is the universal start to college football and the last Sunday without the NFL.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Last Thursday kicked everything off with South Carolina v Vanderbilt on national TV. And oh boy was it a good start. Ninth ranked South Carolina squeaked by Vandy with a 17-13 victory.
What a weekend of college football. Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCF, FAU and USF all won. FIU was the lone state team to lose. UCF and FSU won convincingly while
Florida and USF narrowly escaped early defeats. If we only had a football team to fill our football menu… Maybe one day… But hey, we’re still undefeated.
Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech capped off a great weekend with an overtime thriller that Virginia Tech won 20-17.
Oh and tonight the NFL starts with the Dallas Cowboys vs. the New York Giants.
Like Hank Williams would say: Are you ready for some football?
In case you missed it... FGCU Men’s Basketball was featured on cbssports.com this week. This is the second week in a row that FGCU has been featured in a national publication. Last week FGCU was featured in an ESPN the Mag story about Urban Meyer and his family…
Congrats to volleyball junior Kaitlin Holm who was named to the University of Wyoming Cowgirl Classic All-Tournament Team. She also was a nominee for the A-Sun volleyball player of the week…
Big props to sophomore Shannen Wacker who became the first girl this season from FGCU to be named the A-Sun player of the week. This was her first career A-Sun Women’s Soccer Weekly Award. She was also named the College Sports Madness Player of the Week…
Senior forward William Morse was nominated for A-Sun soccer player of the week after he tallied game-winner in 106th minute of 2-1 match vs. Bucknell…
Karl Smesko and the women’s basketball game released their schedule for the 2012-2013 season see B8 for more…
Have you checked out FGCUathletics.com lately? They added a brand new calendar feature at the bottom of their home page which is really useful to see what’sgoing on in FGCU athletics.
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