Campus community enhanced by college sports

By Miguel Lopez

Going to a college sports game enhances the campus community and unites students and faculty alike with one another. Such games create a positive atmosphere and remind community members that college life extends beyond classroom boundaries.

The first game I attended at Cal Poly Pomona was a men’s basketball game. The moment I walked into the gym, I realized that being a Bronco meant so much more than simply attending class lectures. I was finally exposed to perhaps the most integral part of student life on a college campus: collegiate sports.

I still remember the energy I felt when I walked through the doors. Balloons adorned the perimeter of the gym, and the crowd was making loud cheers as the band played and the cheerleaders chanted. Billy Bronco stood on the sidelines, dancing, giving high fives and getting the crowd pumped.

When the game began the Broncos got the ball, and in their first possession, a player made a basket to get the crowd fired up. I saw people applaud, bump fists with one another, and give hugs and high fives throughout the game. It was a type of togetherness that I had never experienced before. A certain, special feeling comes with experiencing a game live, rather than watching one on television. You get to feel the electricity from the crowd, and better yet, you get to partake in the camaraderie.

Attending CPP’s sports games makes me feel proud to be a Bronco, as I wear the colors with pride.

Going to a college sports game is an opportunity that everyone should take advantage of. It brings the community together and showcases how multifaceted college life should be. If it were not for my attending CPP’s basketball game, I would have never been exposed to such an important aspect of student life.

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Monica Lopez / The Poly Post

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