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  • Bill Schuler ’81 grilling at his pre-game tailgate
  • A Wofford fan holds the college's mascot, a Boston Terrier
  • Fans are painted up to celebrate the first volleyball match in the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
  • Members of the Class of 2021 in commemorative shirts to celebrate Coach Ayers' 30th season
  • Jerry Richardson '59 greets Richardson Scholar Journee Jones '21
  • President Samhat presents super fan Virginia Dean with a football signed by Coach Ayers to commemorate her 500th Wofford football game
  • The Class of 2021 walks to Gibbs Stadium
  • A young Wofford fan slides down the grassy hill at Gibbs Stadium
  • Leah Harris '05 of terriertulles.com with some of her merchandise
  • Grace Campbell ’21 is a middle blocker for the Terriers and her sister, Carris, plays for the Paladins
  • Ryan Price and Brent Williamson at an early morning cross country meet
  • 13. Friends and fans (from left) Patsy and Don Jones ’61, Robbie and Bill Gray ’63, Lisa and Bob Capes ’56, and Jill and Joe Lewis ’59
  • Fans Joe Brunson ’69, David Taylor and Mike Taylor ’80
  • Wofford’s athletics marketing staff keeps fans engaged with a game
  • A young fan cheers on the Terriers
  • Boss in front of the crowd

The fans of fall

Celebrating the teams behind the teams

Nothing says fall at Wofford like the smell of a good tailgate, the sight of students painted up and cheering for their classmates, and the sounds of “Touchdown, Terriers!” over the speakers in Gibbs Stadium. The captions below correspond with the numbers in the bottom corner of the photos in the gallery above.

Here’s to the fans of fall!  

  1. Boss isn’t just a fan, he’s a fan favorite, especially with the children.
  2. Making a day of it, Bill Schuler ’81 takes his pre-game tailgate to a new level before walking into Gibbs Stadium to watch the game.
  3. A century ago Wofford athletics teams chose the Boston Terrier as the college’s mascot. The small but tenacious and fierce dog is full of intelligence and energy, making it an ideal mascot for the 1,684 undergraduates who call Wofford home.
  4. The first volleyball match in the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium was loud — really loud — and the perfect way to christen the new home of volleyball, basketball and lacrosse.
  5. Celebrating Mike Ayers’ 30th season as head coach of the Terrier football team, the Class of 2021 wore commemorative T-shirts.
  6. Wofford has no greater fans than Rosalind and Jerry Richardson ’59, here with Richardson Scholar Jurnee Jones ’21 at the inaugural volleyball match in the new indoor stadium.
  7. President Nayef Samhat presents super fan Virginia Dean with a football signed by head coach Mike Ayers to commemorate her 500th Wofford football game. Joining her is her son, Bob Dean. 
  8. The Class of 2021 walked to Gibbs Stadium together and made a tunnel for the team to kick off the 2017 football season.
  9. While it’s about what’s going on down on the field for some, for other fans it’s about a cardboard box and a steep, grassy hill.
  10. Helping Wofford fans gear up in the cutest gold, black and Terrier gear is what Leah Harris ’05 and terriertulles.com do. Her Boston Terrier, Magnolia, is also a fan favorite on game day.
  11. Wofford played Furman in the home opener this season, and the Campbell family does a house divided as well as anyone else. Grace ’21 is a middle blocker for the Terriers and her sister, Carris, plays for the Paladins.
  12. Some of the college’s most faithful fans are also members of the athletics staff. Few people put in more time than Brent Williamson and Ryan Price. Here they were up early watching the cross country teams compete at the Milliken Eye Opener in Spartanburg.
  13. Friends and fans (from left) Patsy and Don Jones ’61, Robbie and Bill Gray ’63, Lisa and Bob Capes ’56, and Jill and Joe Lewis ’59.
  14. The game’s always on for Joe Brunson ’69, David Taylor and Mike Taylor ’80.
  15. During breaks in the women’s soccer match, Wofford’s athletics marketing staff keeps fans engaged with a game. T-shirts are always favorite prizes.
  16. It’s important to start ’em early. Go, Terriers!

by Jo Ann Mitchell Brasington ’89