Sports Speak: Homecoming

Dylan McManis

It’s Homecoming week, Washburn! Time to get your butts in gear and show your spirit!

Instead of some greater philosophical lesson this week I just want to give you a quick low down about all of the opportunities students have this weekend to show their school spirit and support for their favorite athletes.

First things first, before you even show up at a sporting event, go to Yell Like Hell on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in Lee Arena. A yearly tradition, Yell Like Hell brings together the many Washburn organizations as well as sports teams to raise the school spirit of Washburn. The sports teams often have their running gags and traditions, such as the baseball team taking off their shirts, and this is what makes the event fun. Yell Like Hell lets us celebrate the amazing abilities of our peers, just like attending a sporting event does.

Friday night, Oct. 28 is a pivotal night for Washburn Women’s Soccer as they clash against Emporia and you can read all about that in my article, the game is at 6 p.m. While all of that’s going on, at 7 p.m. you can catch the Women’s Volleyball team in their match versus Northwest Missouri State. Both teams could definitely use your support, so plan your Friday night Homecoming bonfire around these sporting events.

Saturday Oct. 29 of course is the big day, it’s Homecoming. In the morning you can catch the parade that marches around campus at 10 a.m. which leads up to the tailgate that starts at 11 a.m. The Homecoming tailgate is a huge celebration full of food, bring some cash for an amazing BBQ buffet!

Homecoming! Cheer on the Ichabods while they compete for what will hopefully be their sixth victory of the season at 1 p.m. against Missouri Western State, guaranteeing an at least fifty percent win percentage on the season. So let’s cheer on our Ichabods and lead them to victory! Afterwards, if you haven’t gotten all of your spirit out, go to the Women’s Volleyball match at 6 p.m. against Missouri Western State in Lee Arena.

Join in the school spirit this week, live the college life and have fun! Cheer for our athletes while they do what they do best: compete for Washburn. Best of luck to all of our teams this weekend!