It’s national college colors day, a day for athletes, students, and alumni to wear the apparel of your favorite college or university.
Happening now…Emily Medalen is live after she spent the afternoon with some University of Mary football players and fans talking about the fall sports season.
Tim and Alysia, it’s a very exciting time of year for sports lovers, especially those die-hard football fans.
I reached out to some U Mary athletes, and those who follow them closely, about why they love representing the orange and blue.
Here’s the story.
“It’s college athletics, and to be part of it is a great thing,” said Bennett Kubischta, College Sports Fan.
As football fans rally around their teams, college athletes all over are kicking off a brand new season.
“It’s really great to see all the fans out there, you know, wearing our school colors, and knowing we have that support behind us,” says Brennan Doan, Senior, Slotback.
University of Mary’s festivities for game number 1 proved that.
“The fans tailgate before the games, which is always a fun atmosphere to walk through,” says Doan.
“It shows that we have a lot of people supporting us, and they’re all behind us whether the season goes good or not. We’re still going to have fans and people rooting for us,” says Bailey Meyer, Sophomore, Punter.
Doan and Meyer told me they’re not only excited to take the grid iron once again, but to feel the energy from the crowd.
“Sports have always been a passion of mine,” says Kubischta.
That’s Bennett Kubischta, a North Dakota native who has been following U Mary sports for almost 40 years.
“You get close to the athletes, close to the coaches…” says Kubischta.
Brennen Doan says he and his teammates hope to offer more than just a winning season to their classmates.
“We have a lot of great guys on the team, and I’ve had a lot of good upperclassmen come before me, and I just want to set a good example for the underclassmen,” says Doan.
And the die-hard fans will always bleed orange and blue.
“As long as there’s breath in me, I’ll follow Mary.” says Kubischta.