The Collegian
Friday, February 23, 2024

Letter: Well done, students

I have expressed disdain in the past for the lack of sports support from the student body and have had trouble understanding the lack of interest. Being at Duke Saturday night, I was excited to see hundreds of red-shirted students standing and cheering for the team and actually joining some of our vocal alumni leading cheers and encouraging others. It was Chattanooga all over again.

Now the key is how one maintains this enthusiasm or ground swell for home games and other very important away games. To go beyond that, basketball should have a potential NCAA team this year. Having 250 to 500 students at the Robins Center standing and yelling would make one huge difference and great home court advantage.

I thank you for your effort and support this past weekend. I know the team, the coaches and President Ayers were thrilled to see 250 red-clad students standing the whole game making noise and having a good time.

UR the BEST!!!

Have a great semester! Go Spiders!

Larry Burnett

UR SBA '76

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