All-Era Football Reunion: In honor of 100 years of E&H football

 
 

Pre-registration is closed at this time. Those who are registered are reminded to stop by the lobby of the King Center Gym to pick up a name tag. Those who have not registered are still invited to come to the game and the ceremony -- but please stop by registration in the King Center. See you soon! 

 

Emory & Henry Football          

1915-2015

We are celebrating the 100th season of football at                        

Emory & Henry  College with an all-era football reunion.                 

All former E&H football players will be our special guests for the event.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

4 pm: Reception in King Center. It’s a light reception for all former E&H players and their families. Former players will be treated to two free drinks, soft drinks are free for everyone, and a cash bar is available for guests.  

5 pm: A few words. President Jake Schrum will offer greetings, and we’ll hear from a few former players. Among others, Sonny Wade (’73) will be here!

6 pm: Kickoff! It’s our first night game at E&H in many years! Don’t miss the action as the Wasps take on Maryville College.

Halftime: We’ll ask a few representatives of the team to be on the field to honor the decades of football enjoyed at Emory & Henry.

Second Half: Former players are welcome to socialize in the Brooks Field House and watch the game from the balcony.

So that we may plan, please let us know you’re coming and how many will be joining you. You may make a reservation on line (alumni.ehc.edu look for All-Era Football Reunion) or email (eiJxIXTmg6E3#Y]#[GV@f4BkSPtNsjO) or call (276-944-6126).

 

 

Here's information about the timeline for the whole season:

The Emory & Henry College Department of Athletics is proud to announce that the 2015 season will be the 100th anniversary of football at the College. Several exciting events are planned in order to celebrate the decorated history of Emory & Henry football. 

Established in 1915, the Wasps have amassed a total record of 513-418-19 during the 100-year history. The football team has won 23 conference championships, including a league-leading 11 ODAC Championships. 

In the 39 years of the ODAC, the Wasps have had eight football student-athletes selected as ODAC Player of the Year, six ODAC Coach of the Year selections, 282 First-Team All-ODAC selections, and two players selected as ODAC Rookie of the Year. The Wasps also boast 76 All-America selections and three NFL Draft picks.

Help us celebrate Emory & Henry football’s 100 year anniversary throughout the football season by attending events and donning the new 100 year logo via t-shirts and commemorative buttons. Below is a timeline for the upcoming events:

August 10               

T-shirts on Sale at Bookstore 

 

Purchase 100 Year Anniversary t-shirts at the Emory Mercantile with 100% of the proceeds going to Emory & Henry Athletics. 

August 18, 20, 25, 27

25-Year Era Stories

 

Stories highlighting each 25 year interval of E&H’s illustrious football past will be posted on GoWasps.com on consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks.  These stories will give fans a look at some of the key players and coaches in each individual era.

August 25

Intrasquad Scrimmage and Chalk Talk

 

The Emory & Henry football team will host an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday, August 28.  Immediately after the scrimmage, Coach Newsome will host a Chalk Talk for all Emory & Henry supporters who have donated over $1,000 this year. The Chalk Talk will include personnel information and X’s and O’s that the general public is not normally privileged to see.

September 5

Season opener and Sports Hall of Fame Induction

 

Emory & Henry kicks off the season at home against Ferrum at 1:00 p.m.  Saturday morning, Emory & Henry will induct its 38th Class into the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the gymnasium that begins at 10:00 a.m. These inductees will be presented to the public during halftime. Thanks to donations from Lynda Jones Hawkins ('66), widow of famed E&H football legend Earl Hawkins ('69, deceased), Earl's friends and members of the Hall of Fame, the College will also unveil the new digitized E&H Sports Hall of Fame kiosk and website. The unveiling will take place in the King Center following the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

September 19

100th Year Anniversary Reunion

 

Emory & Henry would like to invite all football alumni back for a celebration in the King Center. Commemorative buttons will be available for all the former football players and a few notable football alumni will speak at the event. Select alumni will represent their era during a presentation on the field at halftime. This game marks the first night game in 35 years for Emory & Henry football.

October 10

Halftime Reception for Select Donors

 

Individuals who have donated $750 and above to I-HEY are invited to enjoy a reception at the Brooks Field House.

October 17

Homecoming

 

The Wasps will host Hampden-Sydney at 1:00 p.m., highlighting the annual Homecoming weekend.

October 31

Family Weekend and Senior Day

 

Bring your family to the last home game of the season to help celebrate senior day.  Each senior player and cheerleader will be escorted onto the field by their families in a pre-game ceremony.



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