Cheyney University of Pennsylvania held their first ‘Spirit Send-Off Rally’ of the football season on Friday, September 8, 2017, to help pump-up the Cheyney Wolves as they boarded their team buses to take an almost five-hour journey to California University of Pennsylvania to face the Vulcans on their home turf.
During the morning spirit rally, Cheyney faculty, students, and staff gathered near the O’Shields-Stevenson Stadium and displayed their CU pride front and center. President Aaron Walton was also present for the early send-off to offer an encouraging pep-talk that not only helped motivate the players and coaches but all in attendance.
The rally also included an extra special performance by the talented Cheyney cheerleading squad and drummers from the Soulful Sound band led by Assistant Professor and Director of Bands, Allen Gardner. Members of the Student Government Association and fellow classmates were also on hand to help amp up the crowd, as they played music of their own and waved classic Cheyney blue and white signs containing supportive messages.
Fresh off their 56-28 victory in the Battle of the First, over rival Lincoln University, the Wolves are anxious to get back on the field and follow up with another win. The away game against the Vulcans will kick off this Saturday, September 9 at 1:00 PM. The Wolves will remain on the road for the next two straight games and will return to their home stadium on Saturday, September 30, where they will contest East Stroudsburg University at 1:00 PM.