It really is a great time to be a Western Michigan Bronco.
The 2016 squad won the MAC with a perfect 13-0 record, upset Big 10 foes Northwestern and Illinois on the road, represented the Group of 5 in a New Year's Six game, and saw record-setting wide receiver Corey Davis get drafted with the #5 overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, which made him the highest draft choice in school history.
Now the school has released this video showing upgrades to its athletics facilities, no doubt in an effort to keep the momentum rolling in 2017.
— WMU Football (@WMU_Football) July 13, 2017
The facility updates showcased in the video continues the momentum started by former head coach P. J. Fleck (now with Minnesota). It was reported that the school had spent $3.4 million around 2013-2014 on upgrades to the weight room, meeting rooms, locker rooms, and more. It's probably not a coincidence that the 2016 team's on-field success started with these off-field enhancements.
WMU is currently preparing for one of the most challenging non-conference slates in the nation. It opens the season in Los Angeles on September 2 against USC, and then must hit the road again on September 9 against Big 10 big brother Michigan State.
As last year's MAC champs get ready for the 2017 campaign, check out these highlights from a season ago to see what made the 2016 Broncos one of the most historic teams in MAC history.