Our Tower is Bigger than Your Tower
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Thanks to a longstanding partnership that the Red Wolf Club has formed with Nucor Steel, the practice field at ASU has just received a major update.  This  51′ video tower will allow the coaching staff to better capture footage from practices, provide a convenient storage area for frequently used equipment, and will eventually make non-stadium night practices a possibility.  This thing is sturdy.  In fact, it might be the only thing standing on campus after the New Madrid fault gives us “the big one.”

I know it seems like a small improvement, but hopefully it is one of many that will lead to a new culture of winning at ASU.  I am excited to see what’s in-store for this team and this coaching staff.

Pictured above is ASU Video Coordinator, Chris Buttgen, ASU Director of Major Gifts, Bill Templeton, ASU Head Football Coach, Hugh Freeze, Nucor-Yamato Steel’s Chad Utermark and Keith Prevost, ASU Director of Athletics, Dr. Dean Lee, ASU Associate Athletic Director for External Operations and Director of the Red Wolf Club, Doug Doggett, and ASU Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Management, Randy Knowles.

RWC Rabid Athlete of the Month
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As the 2011 football season approaches (34 days from now, but who’s counting?), the RWC is reviving the Rabid Athlete of the Month program, where we highlight the most rabid athletes at Arkansas State University.

The August 2011 Rabid Athlete of the Month is senior WR, Dwayne Frampton.

Last year, Frampton hauled in a team-high 69 receptions (2nd most in ASU history) for 738 receiving yards (also team-high and 7th ASU all time).  Framp had 6 receiving TDs and caught multiple passes in every game last season.  In fact, despite playing only one year at ASU, he enters this senior season needing just 15 catches and two touchdowns to rank among the top-10 all-time leaders in ASU history.  Basically, In a group of possibly the best receiving corp ASU has had in the last ten years, Frampton rose to the top.

This year, there are no expectations that those numbers will decline.  The promotion of Hugh Freeze to head coach solidifies the wide open, pass-happy offense we enjoyed last year will be even more unleashed this season.  ASU will also have depth at the other skill positions, requiring opposing defenders to respect the running game just as much as the air attack.

Frampton isn’t satisfied with last year’s performance either.  He has been working out this summer on his own.  From sparring with trainers to catching balls from NFL QBs, Framp is doing everything in his power to achieve his ultimate goal, playing in the NFL.

The RWC wishes Frampton the best for the upcoming season as he continues to violently engage DBs from coast to coast.  For his inner RWC inspiration, he can just read the quote on his locker that contains an excerpt from the famous quote:

“Do you fear the force of the wind, the slash of the rain?  Go face them and fight them, be savage again. Go hungry and cold like the wolf…You’ll grow ragged and weary and swarthy, but you’ll walk like a man.”
- Hamlin Garland

Coming Soon to ASU Stadium
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The Rabid Wolf Formation

The Rabid Wolf Club is proud to declare that the Rabid Wolf Formation™ (RWF) is the official name for the ASU version of the “wildcat” formation.  The RWF has been a initiative of the Rabid Wolf Club ever since the first WR lined up behind center at ASU Stadium.

You can’t argue the logical progression.  Wildcat -> Wildwolf -> RABID WOLF.

ASU Head Football Coach, Hugh Freeze, and Matt Stolz, play-by-play man for 107.9 KFIN, have been given the exclusive rights by the RWC to use our sacred namesake for this formation in return for future, possible honorary membership status.

The RWC is excited about this new partnership and looks forward to miles of positive yardage for the Red Wolves and increased exposure for the most rabid ASU fanatics.

Go Red Wolves!

1st Annual Alpha Wolf Fantasy Camp
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On June 17-18, the Arkansas State Football staff held it’s inaugural Alpha Wolf Fantasy Camp. The Rabid Wolf Club was an avid participant, fielding 1 owner, 1 coach, and 4 players. After a hard fought battle during the red/white game, the white team was victorious (no thanks to Possum). RWC participants all agree that the Fantasy Camp is a great value; providing participants with an inside look at the football program, a rare chance to fellowship with the coaching staff, and all the red wolf sweatbands you can get on both arms. It has been proposed that the RWC make the Fantasy Camp a required event from now on. Carlos has been put in charge of endowing an RWC scholarship account that will cover the charge for everyone.