New Seasons Bring New Obsessions for Sport Fans
The disappointing football season, the beginning of basketball season and the hiring of a new football coach seemed to highlight last semester on campus. Now that the new year is upon us, Hog fans can look forward to plenty of things.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams look to excite fans in Bud Walton Arena each and every time they take the floor.
Baseball and softball start in a month, and track has already started its indoor competitions.
The Diamond Hogs are ranked preseason no. 1 to begin what could become another exciting year for baseball.
Swimming and diving, gymnastics and track and field are not to be taken lightly either. Many people tend to only think of men’s basketball and football, but in reality many sports require attention at this university. People should expand their sports viewing and try to take in more events this spring.
The spring semester seems to drag on longer than the fall, but being active in sports along with other social activities can help pass the time and make the semester more enjoyable. People seem to enjoy hanging out with friends at various sporting events, and the University of Arkansas offers many opportunities to do so.
Other sporting events upcoming include the Super Bowl, Major League Baseball spring training, the Masters golf tournament and the NBA tournament pushes are beginning to get into full swing. Those are just a few things for sports fans to be looking forward to in the upcoming weeks and months.
Arkansas offers a unique opportunity not many colleges can. Every team on campus may not be competing for a National Championship, but every team does put quality talent out for fans to enjoy. Being a loyal Hog doesn’t mean support when they are really good, it means supporting all the teams all the time and continuing to watch them in action.
The men’s basketball team will face Auburn tomorrow night in Bud Walton Arena at 7 p.m. With all the students back on campus, it would be great to see a full house in support of the team. This could mark the beginning of a very passionate fan base that will only become stronger.
This semester will hold many opportunities like tomorrow night for students to become involved. Besides, if you have already purchased an access pass it is just wasted money if it isn’t put into use at any sporting event.
I feel that the students should make a better effort to attend more sporting events to show support, and that includes myself. These athletes are students as well, and they deserve some support for the rigorous life they live while on campus.
Zack Wheeler is a writer for the Arkansas Traveler. His column appears every Tuesday. Follow the sports section on Twitter @UATravSports.