Texas Wesleyan hosts first ever Sooner Athletic Conference Football Media Day
Texas Wesleyan senior cornerback Mike Miller speaks with KXAS/NBC 5 during the Sooner Athletic Conference Football Media Day
Texas Wesleyan was proud to play host to a first-of-its-kind event, right in our backyard. Coaches, players, and staff from each of the Sooner Athletic Conference’s nine teams addressed the media as part of the SAC’s first ever Football Media Day at The Fort Worth Club.
“We’re not there to just compete. We’re there to win.” said Head Coach Joe Prud’homme.
“Defensively, we want to work as a unit,” said Mike Miller, senior cornerback. “Last year, we didn’t make a lot of plays that we should have…I think as a team we want to focus on stopping teams on 3rd down, getting them off the field, help our offense out.”
Texas Wesleyan opens up the 2018 season on Saturday, Sept. 1, vs. Kansas Wesleyan.
As a key part of the Texas Wesleyan University’s 2020 Vision strategic plan, the university announced in February 2016 that it will reestablish its football program. It is a key part of the university’s 2020 Vision to invigorate student engagement and enhance the campus experience.
Texas Wesleyan's football program began in 1934-35 (it had previously competed from 1902-1914 as Polytechnic College), and competed against rivals like Austin College and John Tarleton Agricultural College (now Tarleton State). During the 1940-41 season, the team won a conference co-championship. World War II signaled the suspension, as many of Texas Wesleyan's men served in the U.S. Armed Forces.