A Slip-n-Slide in the student section!

Every football program is competing against many factors to get fans in the seats at games.

Saturday afternoons in Jackson, Mississippi in September can be hot and steamy. Heck, Saturday afternoons in Jackson, Mississippi in October can be hot, and steamy. 

If you're Millsaps, a Division III program in the heart of Mississippi, your on the field product not only has to outcompete the heat, but it also is competing against TV games on hi-def devices in the AC, Ole Miss, State and Southern Miss games as well all within a three hour drive. 

So, how do you ensure that your student section, the core to creating any sort of home-field advantage, creates the requisite noise? 

Well, leave it to new athletic director Josh Brooks to come up with quite an idea to make the on-campus stadium the place to be on Saturday afternoons in the Fall. 

Brooks fired off that tweet late last night and I was wondering what name he might bestow upon such a wonderful idea. Not having it right away, I solicited the input of "twitter famous" @KegsnEggs:

Within minutes Brooks and Millsaps had a great name and newfound excitement within their students for hot, steamy Saturdays in the Fall.

We're all looking forward to seeing how Millsaps rolls out this truly unique idea in the coming weeks. Very clever idea to engage the students.

Video: "Greatness is something that exists within all of us"

As far as season openers go, West Virginia and Alabama may be flying under the radar a bit, but this "Undaunted" video from the Mountaineers should draw some extra attention to the match up.

When you finish a disappointing 4-8 one season, and then open up with Alabama the next, a bit of apprehensiveness would be somewhat understandable. However, apprehensive isn't in the dictionary for those in Morgantown.

While the video is very well put together, it's a quote from Will Smith's philosophy on greatness during the video that will really stick with you.

"Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive, god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste - you know it's something that truly exists in all of us. It's very simple, this is what I believe and I'm willing to die for it. Period."

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Northwest Missouri State leads Division II preseason Top 25

 Meant to get to this a day ago, but the AFCA released its Division II preseason top 25 on Monday. Just like they finished 2013, Northwest Missouri State tops the poll by a resounding margin. The Bearcats garnered 31 of 32 available first-place votes. The lone defector went to Henderson State, which checks in at No. 8. Grand Valley State, Minnesota-Duluth, Colorado State-Pueblo and North Alabama rounded out the top five.

The full poll:

1. Northwest Missouri State - 799 total points (31 first-place votes)
2. Grand Valley State (Mich.) - 725
3. Minnesota-Duluth - 634
4. Colorado State-Pueblo - 619
5. North Alabama - 589
6. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) - 538
7. Minnesota State-Mankato - 530
8. Henderson State (Ark.) - 523
9. Pittsburg State (Kan.) - 522
10. West Chester (Pa.) - 477
11. West Texas A&M - 407
12. Shepherd (W. Va.) - 393
13. Ohio Dominican - 390
14. Winston-Salem State (N.C.) - 389
15. St. Cloud State (Minn.) - 350
16. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) - 333
17. Tarleton State (Texas) - 266
18. Indianapolis - 229
19. Delta State (Miss.) - 206
20. Indiana (Pa.) - 167
21. North Carolina-Pembroke - 140
t-22. Azusa Pacific (Calif.) - 133
t-22. Emporia State (Kan.) - 133
24. Bloomsburg (Ind.) - 103
25. Tuskegee (Ala.) - 98

Videos: Cam Newton has two Gatorade commercials of his own

In place of Peyton Manning, Gatorade is using Cam Newton in a few of their commercials. While Peyton may pass for a six foot five version of your local gas station manager, Newton plays a much different role in his appearances.

And if I may add, he does it quite well. The second one is especially good.

If you haven't already seen Peyton's, see all six of his latest Gatorade commercials here.

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