By Shane Ostroski
Are you ever looking for things to do on campus, or are looking for somewhere to go to release some built up frustration from school? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, we have just the solution. Attend one of the many athletic contests on campus. Now before you say “I don’t like sports or I don’t understand them why should I go,” here are the reasons for why you should.
All Marywood University games are free of charge for students with your school ID. Money is always on students’ minds but it does not apply when attending a game. Going to a Marywood sporting event is cheaper than going to the movies, going out to dinner, or going to a party. How many opportunities can you get a night of entertainment for absolutely nothing?
Attending a Marywood sporting event is a great way to let off some steam from a tough stressful day at school. Scream and yell in support of the Pacers or voice your opinion at a bad call from the official. Don’t get too carried away but there is nothing wrong with letting out your frustration at a game from time to time. Even if you’re not one to scream and yell in public for fear of embarrassment, go to the games and clap or just make some noise.
The athletes can hear the crowd and it makes them play harder and also intimidates the other team. Think of it this way, you have a test in one of your classes and while you’re taking the test someone is screaming at the top of their lungs. There is a good chance your score won’t be as high if you had a nice quiet classroom you are accustomed to. The same applies to athletes, the more noise you make the harder it becomes for a visiting team to focus, which can cause them to make mistakes.
Attendance at the basketball games has been poor and there is definitely room for improvement. Wouldn’t it be cool to see the whole entire gym filled to capacity with all of the fans supporting Marywood? Could you imagine how much fun it would be to be apart of so many people cheering for the Pacers at the same time at the same place? Imagine that type of atmosphere at all sporting events on campus.
There are many opportunities for you to support your Marywood sports teams . Currently men’s and women’s basketball is nearing the end of conference play. The spring sports schedule is just around the corner, men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball, softball, and men’s tennis will all be starting in early March. So before you waste your time in your dorm room, looking at face book or watching television, go out and socialize while cheering for your Pacers. You’ll be glad you did!