25 Signs That College Basketball Is Ruining Your Life

25 Signs That College Basketball Is Ruining Your Life

"I can't this Saturday. There's a game at 7."
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Ah, college basketball season. A magical time of face paint, posters and losing your voice the next morning. While this harmless fun is a great way to pass time, it's also an addictive drug that can control your life if you're not careful. If you're like me and a little too invested in college basketball, then you have probably experienced these symptoms:

1. You start planning your social life around the game schedule.

"I'm sorry, I'm busy the next three Thursdays. We can do dinner next Wed... oh no, I can't do that day either."

2. And if you can't attend the game, you're constantly checking stats.


"YES! We're up by three."

3. Or watching the game and yelling at the screen.

"WHAT ARE YOU DOING? HEAD IN THE GAME!"

4. Even if you're live streaming it secretly at work.

"I'M NOT WATCHING THE GAME. I'M AGGRESSIVELY TYPING MY EMAILS. THESE EMAILS BRING ME A LOT OF EMOTION."

5. You have your basketball "crew" who you go to the games with.

Sometimes you even wear matching t-shirts, depending on the mood

6. You even travel to games and tournaments with them.

My friends and I traveled to Las Vegas for five days for a tournament. I wish I was kidding.

7. And when you're not going to games, your sending each other articles about your team.

"Did you read this article about this player?"

"I know right."

8. Or basketball memes.

Honestly, this was a new low receiving five basketball memes in my Twitter DM's.

9. You know all the players on your team and could pick them out of a crowd.

But don't approach them. That's not cool.

10. You also know the players on your rival team and are not afraid to fight them if necessary.

My friend yelled "How does it feel to lose?" to another student section after a game. It ended better then it should have.

11. And you talk about them as if you know them personally.

"Man, he has had a great season. Really good guy."

12. You've considered leaving work early in order to catch a tailgate.

I mean, I would never...

13. Okay, you've totally left work early to catch a tailgate.

I finished all my work, okay?

14. You have a concerning amount of college merch.

In different styles, shades of one color and sizes. You know, you never know.

15. But can easily buy more without questioning it.

It's better than buying drugs, am I right?

16. You know the best face paint brands.

There's totally a difference.

17. And have your signature game day style

You do you, bro. There are no judgments here.

18. You've learned the hard way that glitter hairspray is really hard to wash out.

I still have glitter in my hair if you look hard enough.

19. Your team's fight song is almost as important to you as the national anthem.

I could cry just thinking about it.

20. You can smell a fake fan from five rows away.

Please. You're just here to update your Snapchat story.

21. Especially a jersey chaser.

Calm down, honey.

22. Your Instagram is devoted to pictures of you at games.

When it's the main thing you do with your time, you don't take a lot of pictures anywhere else.

23. And your Twitter has snarky comments about the refs or the other team.

"Go back to ref school... loser!"

24. You have argued with someone about your favorite player.

"HE'S JUST HAVING A BAD DAY. HE IS AN EXCELLENT PLAYER. HE HAS A LOT ON HIS MIND RIGHT NOW. DON'T TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE THAT."

25. And no matter how your team plays, you are always proud of them

We'll see you next season.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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ASU Baseball Is Already Knocking It Out Of The Park

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Starting off the season 18-0? Not bad, considering the Sun Devils' haven't gone undefeated at the start of the NCAA baseball season since 2010 when they went 24-0, but honestly where did this come from? In the 2017-18 season, the Devils finished off with 23-32, sitting towards the bottom of the Pac-12. Now they're the top of the conference, past the usual Pac-12 baseball powerhouse, Oregon State.

On a team with only 27 on the roster, which makes it the smallest team in the Pac-12, you wouldn't really expect such an explosive start to the season. Take a look at the improvements made, though, and you'll see why.

For starters, catcher Sam Ferri is back healthy and ready for this season to start with both pitchers Alec Marsh and RJ Dabovich, who've both thrown some great games, but if we're being honest here, have been a little inconsistent with a few errors, but have been backed up by the offense to get the job done.

On offense, Hunter Bishop and Spencer Torkelson are the ones to watch out for. Torkelson was named Pac-12 freshman of the year last year, after setting the Pac-12 freshman record of home runs. Now he's back with some deadly at-bat presence, as you can always expect a few RBIs from him, and also doing a great job at infield (#TorkBomb). Bishop's following suit, with major at-bats against Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Xavier.

Safe to say being ranked #23 right now is huge for a program that struggled majorly in the past seasons and has had some great players transfer out recently. Despite being faced with huge adversity before the season, this lineup is really producing some good stuff this year, and by being undefeated through the first month of play really exemplified that.

Hats off to Head Coach Tracy Smith for helping these young men after having the program suffer for a while.

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