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June 27, 2008

Stadium Drive renamed to Warhawk Way

As another show of support for ULM's Warhawk mascot, students, faculty, alumni, and the community of Monroe worked together to rename Stadium Drive to Warhawk Way.

Stadium Drive is owned by the city of Monroe. In a unanimous vote of 5-0 on June 24, the city council agreed to rename the street 'Warhawk Way.' ULM Athletic Director Bobby Staub thanked all involved, saying, "We appreciate the mayor, city council, and Stadium Drive residents for supporting this initiative.

"With the overwhelming excitement over our new mascot, we continually look for opportunities to promote the Warhawk brand. At many institutions, streets that transverse athletic facilities have athletic references. It was suggested that renaming Stadium Drive to Warhawk Way would be a great opportunity to further market our mascot."

Students are excited about the name change. ULM's quarterback Kinsmon Lancaster of Shreveport said, "This university has really shown its love for the Warhawks, and, as an athlete, changing the name of the street to Warhawk Way makes playing football for ULM that much more fun."

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