This week features a new season of ISU Athletics. Basketball is here! On Tuesday, Redbird Hoopfest will give a glimpse of the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Though my love for football is strong, basketball is another love of mine. I think it is because of Redbird Arena.
Cheering in the arena is absolutely amazing. There is nothing better than being surrounded by Illinois State fans and cheering on the court. The view of the game is unbelievable. We are always right in the action, which makes the game more enjoyable.
Redbird Hoopfest is one of the coolest events ISU Athletics hosts. It is an opportunity for the basketball players to have fun while showing the fans what they have been working on. Hoopfest really brings out the personality in the players for the fans to see. I think my favorite part of Hoopfest is the dunk contest. Before it begins, the athletic staff passes out scorecards to the fans and they are able to rate the dunks along with us cheerleaders. Watching the dunk contest is awesome because these dunks do not happen in games. Each team also does a scrimmage for the fans to showcase what the upcoming year will be like. The scrimmages are focused but fun at the same time. Basketball season is right around the corner, and my excitement is already here.