9 Things About Binghamton Sports That Are Better Than A Football Team
Posted by Natalie Murphy on October 14, 2014
If you’ve been on campus long enough, you've probably heard a sarcastic reference to Binghamton’s “undefeated” football team. Undefeated, because only a non-existent program such as Binghamton’s could boast such killer stats.
Here’s a friendly reminder of nine things about Binghamton athletics that fill the football gap.
1. BU Zoo
It’s OK if you’re not athletically inclined. The BU ZOO is the official student fan club that supports the Bearcats. With its own section at home basketball games and custom Bearcat apparel, can you say “home-court advantage”?
2. P.R.I.D.E. app
Binghamton’s P.R.I.D.E. mobile app is free for anyone to download, and undergrads can actually receive awards for sporting event attendance. Sports and freebies? Score!
3. Club sports
Club sports are an example of how you can “do it all” at Binghamton. Rather than sticking on the sidelines, head over to the East Gym and join a club sport. It’s a great way to stay competitive, make friends and be active.
4. Major league success
As of the 2014 season stats, three former Bearcats are playing professionally for MLB affiliates, including Scott Diamond, the starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.
5. Homecoming Weekend
Unlike schools with football teams, the game itself doesn’t dominate our annual homecoming celebration. Homecoming 2014 is a great way to connect with alumni and see not only the men’s and women’s soccer games, but volleyball, the Black Student Union Fashion Show and the Greek God Competition.
6. D-1 and diverse
With 21 athletic teams, there’s plenty of ways to express school spirit that don’t involve cheering on 250-pound linebackers.
7. Soccer season tickets
For the first time ever, you can get soccer season tickets for just $20. Your purchase comes with a special Binghamton soccer scarf that should be worn at games for admission entry -- and to show your spirit!
8. Community competition
9. No football? No problem.
You can still be head over heels for Binghamton sports.
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