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Warhawk Send Off

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - It's the start of a big week for ULM Warhawk fans.

The Warhawks are in Shreveport to begin a week long preparation for the Independence Bowl on Friday.

Fans cheering, players zipping up their bags, and coaches getting everyone into place for the ULM Warhawks send off to Shreveport Monday morning.

Warhawk fan, Gary Tyler says, "being big fans you know I've been coming to these ball games for 30 years, and this is a historical moment."

Warhawk fans are excited the week they've been waiting for is finally here, the Independence Bowl.

Warhawk fan, Doug Nielsen says, "I'm very ecstatic about this I've been waiting on this for a long long long time."

Fans say they are proud to be a Warhawk and this is only the beginning to a week long celebration.

Tyler says, "I can't wait until Thursday morning at daylight we're going to be headed to Shreveport."

Some Warhawk fans are waiting to travel later in the week, but others are even following the team buses.

Warhawk Fan, Max Watters says, "it's just great, great for the community, great for the school, great for these players, and great for these coaches."

If you're heading to Shreveport there are a lot of events going on throughout the week.

On Wednesday coaches and players from each team will go head-to-head in the friendly game show competition, "The Big Game Show."

Thursday the AT&T pep rally and parade will take place at 5, and the ULM Alumni Association Celebration will be held at 7.

Friday the Fan Fest will take place in Hirsch Coliseum, and starting at 9 ULM will have a designated ticket pick up booth for previously purchased tickets.

Tyler says, "we did it, we finally did it."

Fans say it's important for everyone to come out and support ULM so they can make it to another bowl next year.

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