Salt Lake Community College’s No. 10 women’s basketball opened with an impressive 16-4 start that includes an eleven game win streak and a 5-0 conference record. The men’s basketball team is No. 20 in the country and got off to a hot start to the season going 17-3.
Here are the top five reasons to go support the Bruins:
No. 1: Be the X-factor
Home court advantage is real. In the NCAA, from 1947-2009, the home team won 68.8 percent of the time according to Discovery News. Home crowds are a large reason for this statistic. You can literally be part of a victory by cheering on the Bruins.
No. 2: Game within the game
Being a fan is a game in and of itself. Finding a way to help your team by getting in the opposing team’s head or changing the momentum of the game by starting a chant is something only fans have the power to do. By no means should you scream nonsense or slurs, but finding creative ways to intimidate opponents can be both challenging and rewarding.
No. 3: It’s free
All SLCC students get into games free with their OneCard. As college students, anything free is worth doing. If you are a sports fan at all, this should be a no brainer.
No. 4: Division I talent
You can say that you saw them before they were on the big stage. The Bruins have produced quality Division I players just in the last few years, including BYU guard Skyler Halford, former BYU guard Craig Cusick and Bruin guard Gary Payton II who recently signed his intent to play for Oregon State during the 2014-15 season.
No. 5: Socialize
Sports is a great avenue for meeting other SLCC students outside of a classroom setting. Instead of trying to solve a math equation or doing some awkward role-play assignment, you can interact, cheer or relax in a different environment.
The Bruins next home games will be Jan. 18 vs. Snow College. The women tip off at 3 p.m. The men’s game starts at 5 p.m.