As of Sunday, one of my favorite times of the year has started: BASKETBALL SEASON. On Sunday, the CU men’s basketball team beat UT-Martin 91-65, winning their home opener. This win marks the beginning of an exciting and hopefully successful season for our young team this year. The team is coming off of back to back NCAA tournament bids and back to back 20 win seasons, and hopefully this year is more of the same. In spirit of this upcoming basketball season, I want to describe to you what makes the CU basketball games so much fun and how fun the C-Unit (the student section) is to be a part of during the games.
First, the student section is packed with die hard CU basketball fans. In order to get into the first 5 rows, I have to show up around an hour before game time. No matter how early I show up, there is always someone who was there earlier. Located right next to the opponent’s bench, the C-Unit has to unique opportunity to not only cheer for our team, but heckle players on the other team. We like to think that we have a huge impact on the outcome of the game. If we can get a coach or a player on the other team to give us any attention, we have successfully done our job.
Second, the CU men’s basketball team has a phenomenal home record at the Coors Event Center. Since Tad Boyle has been coach, the team has lost only 7 times at home, not too shabby. This means that when students go to basketball games, chances are that we will win, and have a great time doing so.
Third, the C-Unit has a great repertoire of chants and cheers throughout the game. My personal favorite is the Roller Coaster. Since my fellow bloggers and close friends Max and Griffin are studying abroad this semester, I have the opportunity to lead this cheer. Here is the link if you want to check it out: http://youtu.be/fXddViFxbjM
Here’s another link about the student section: http://youtu.be/K0EcDo7FhjY
Really, going to the basketball games and being part of the C-Unit is part of what makes CU so special to me. It’s been a great way to meet new people, build stronger friendships and watch some phenomenal basketball.
Until next time,