NOTE: It’s fun little stories like these that turn mundane or stressful days at the office into islands of joy. I couldn’t keep from singing along with the team when I first saw the video, and knew I wasn’t going to be alone. KSU and its community was very excited for its inaugural season of football, and this viral video encapsulated that excitement perfectly.
Kennesaw State University’s football team is getting positive attention well in advance of the program’s first-ever football game in September.
A video recorded in the KSU weightroom shows the team joining in to sing the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” at the end of another grueling lifting session on Friday.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the video has already garnered over 45,000 views. The video was scheduled to appear on Good Morning America Wednesday but did not come on, a KSU football fan page said.
The new football program will have a full slate of six home games after scheduling a Sept. 19 contest against Shorter University. The school was originally planning on playing against Paine College, but that school suspended its football program, AthlonSports says.
The Owls’ first-ever football season will begin on Sept. 3 with a game against East Tennessee State. The first home game is Sept. 12, while the first clash between Big South Conference opponents will come on Oct. 17, when the Owls take on Gardner-Webb.
The full schedule is as follows:
- Sept. 3, at East Tennessee State
- Sept. 12, Edward Waters
- Sept. 19, Shorter
- Sept. 26, at Dayton
- Oct. 10, Point
- Oct. 17, Gardner-Webb*
- Oct. 24, at Liberty*
- Oct. 31, Monmouth*
- Nov. 7, Charleston Southern*
- Nov. 14, at Coastal Carolina*
- Nov. 21, at Presbyterian*
* – Big South Conference game
You can watch the video below. Try to resist the urge to sing along with the team!