Friday, August 28, 2009
They Ain't Heavy, They're My Bleachers
By now you've heard how 80+ students went onto the field Thursday night to help move a large section of bleachers that blew into the end zone from the north end of Shotwell Stadium. Minutes before, 60-mph winds and heavy rain raked the stadium about the time ACU was scheduled to host Northwest Missouri State in a nationally televised game, causing about an hour's delay in the start time and a premature end to a big tailgate party in the parking lot. No one was injured but there were some frantic moments as a fast-moving thunderstorm and heavy lightning caused officials to clear the stands and advise spectators to seek shelter in their vehicles or under the stands. Kudos to the great fans who pitched in to move the bleachers onto the grassy embankment above the field so the game could start without further delay. No. 5-ranked ACU beat No. 2-ranked NWMo, 19-14, in the season opener.