This archived article was written by: Emily Williams
This year, sporting events at Eastern are shaping up to be intense. Our teams have been working hard all year and are ready to give their all at each game. But what is college athletics without school spirit? It is pointless. When the crowd is filled with supportive fans and enthusiastic students, players feel motivated and the student-body is flooded with Eagle Pride.
To encourage students to show their true Eagle colors, the campus store has teamed up with ESA to bring students inexpensive gear for games. Many games will be themed “Gold-Out” games. Similar to a black-out game, all students and fans will dress with as much gold as they can to support the Golden Eagles. The best way to do that is with the “Do or Die” T-shirt being sold in the campus store and at each game for $10. The vision ESA has for these T-shirts is for every student to own one. If achieved, when the players look at the crowd they will see the support and enthusiasm that students have for the Golden Eagles.
There are other ways for students to show their true colors at games. First by simply attending, participating in appropriate cheers, standing up in the student section and joining the Scream Team. The campus store also offers gear for games ranging from $2 to $10, such as, blue and gold wigs, pom-poms, cheer cones, mini basketballs, towels, face stickers, etc.