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Support Runnin’ Bulldogs at First Home Game DAWG Walk on Sept. 1

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Fans Invited to Cheer the Team on Walk from Tucker Center to Stadium

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldog fans from across campus and in the community are invited to a DAWG Walk on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 4 p.m. The route begins at Tucker Student Center’s back patio. Cheer on the team as it heads to the locker room before the first Thursday night season opener at home in program history.   

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (ESPN+) as the Dawgs face the Limestone Saints.

As the football team makes its way to the stadium, fans are encouraged to line the route, beginning on the sidewalk leading from the back of Tucker. The Marching Bulldogs will play for the celebration.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs plan to walk down by the lake, turn to go across the red bridge and up the stairs to the stadium. Family, friends, and fans will also be needed to line Bulldog Circle as the team makes its way to the locker rooms.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs welcome back 24 starters and 62 letterwinners from last season and enter the 2022 campaign with one of the most experienced, deep teams in recent memory. GWU claimed 10 spots on the preseason All-Big South Conference team.

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to six professional schools, 14 academic departments, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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