Why You Should Attend Sporting Events at Your School
Start writing a post

Why You Should Attend Sporting Events at Your School

For obvious reasons.

Why You Should Attend Sporting Events at Your School

For some people, this article may seem silly — why wouldn’t you go to sporting events? You get to mingle with a lot of people, eat good food, and watch your school's team play! But at colleges where sports don’t draw as big of a fan base, it can be hard to get the motivation to get out there and support your team, no matter what sport. Regardless of your school and the sports following it has, you should get out to the sporting events.

First of all, sports are entertaining! Schools put so much hype into sporting events, so it’s cool to go see a team play a fun sport (football, baseball, or my favorite: swimming) while also hearing the cheers of the crowd and the excitement of the announcers. Some schools also have incentives to get kids to go to events. Rice’s basketball team did a great job last year with providing free food and T-shirts at games to get students to come — and it worked! It was a win-win situation: Students got to see a good game and get a free shirt, and the basketball team got extra hype from the student section!

Second, it’s fun to see fellow classmates perform. School is hard, but I can imagine it’s quite difficult handling both school and a rigorous practice schedule to compete in college athletics. Support their hard work by showing up to games/meets. If you already have friends who are athletes at your school, go to their events to cheer for them. If you don’t have any athlete friends, make one! There are probably athletes in your classes, so introduce yourself and ask them when their games are. Everyone appreciates a fan, no matter if it’s in sports, extracurriculars, etc.

Third, no matter how impressive your school is academically, sports help get its name out there even more. The majority of Americans love sports, so if your teams (especially football, which we all seem to go crazy about) are doing well, then more people around the country will be familiar with your university. This can lead to increased alumni support in the form of donations, an increase in applications to your school, and an increased general knowledge about your college. Doesn’t everyone want this?

All in all, take a few minutes (maybe hours) out of a Friday or Saturday and go see your university’s teams perform. It is sure to get you excited about being at your school, and is a fun way to spend the evening/afternoon with friends and fellow classmates. Support your school and support your sports teams!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Is Meaningful Casual Sex A Paradox?

Why noncommittal sex is more complicated than we'd like to think.


I lost my virginity to a graduate student from Los Angeles. We’d met at a rundown cafe whose Yelp page complained of an alleged rat infestation. His name was Ken and he was 25. What drew me to him was the peculiar way his mouth was perpetually fixed into a sideways, half-moon shape that was like a smirk but without any trace of smugness. But the two most striking parts of Ken by far were the dinner plate roundness of his face and his small, expressionless teddy bear eyes. Of the things that mattered to him, there was his best friend, a college dropout who sold computer parts in Toronto, and sex.

Keep Reading... Show less

A Conversation About Sex

"Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature." - Marilyn Monroe

Thinking Beyond Barriers

There it is. Even though I'm not around you, I can feel it. Was there a flutter of embarrassment in your mind when you saw the word sex in this article’s title? Did you look over your shoulder to ensure nobody was around before you began to read this?

Keep Reading... Show less

13 Signs You Are A True Cancer Of The Zodiac

Calling all babies born June 21st - July 22nd!

My Astral Life

I'm the first to admit that I am one of THOSE people who uses their zodiac sign as a description of themselves. I realize not everyone believes in astrology-related anything, and there are plenty of people who don't fit their signs. However, I'm one of the people who truly fits their sign to a tee. I'm a Cancer, a Crab, a Moon Child. It's currently our season fellow Crabs! So without further ado, here are all of the signs that you're a Cancer.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Blessing of Lacking Sex Appeal

To all the fellow non "it" girls out there


Lacking sex appeal is not a desirable thing. It makes you fee not ugly, but wrong. Not having charisma is not a life goal. It doesn't make you fee friendless, but isolated. Not being the "it" girl happens, and tonight (and every nigh prior to this)

Keep Reading... Show less

Confessions From the Single Friend of the Group

It is truly the worst place to be

Confessions From the Single Friend of the Group

Look. If you are anything like me, complaining about being single is such a hard thing to because you are genuinely happy for your friends, but as they continue to be happy in their relationships, the ever crushing weight of being the single friends can become overwhelming. For context, my primary friend group consists of four people. We are all roommates and it is a great time here. All three of my roommates have boyfriends/girlfriends, which makes our friend group of four quickly jump to seven, and it is wonderful! I love my roommates so much and I love their S.O's, but no matter how much I love them I always get extremely jealous and sad. The sad thing is that the only part that ever truly ends up bugging me is that since I am single, they are my go-to top priorities and it has been really hard to watch myself slip from the top of their go-to's to not being their go to when they feel the weight of the world. What makes it harder is that expressing that I feel alone and unwanted makes me sound jealous and like I don't want my friends to hangout with their people. I get it. I do. But there are just days I want to be someone's first pick and I'm not.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments