We finished the introduction day by going to a basketball game. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I definitely didn’t expect it would be this big! The arena (which is on campus) is really huge and there were a lot of supporters. There was a band playing all kind of songs and there were cheerleaders called the Sugar Bears. Everyone was screaming different things like d-d-d defeeeence and goooo bears go, it was really awesome. The mascot Boomer the Bear was crowd surfing all the way up the arena and every time the Bears scored a 3 pointer the cheerleaders were throwing free t-shirts into the crowd. They also have a lot of screens hanging around the arena and 1 big one in the middle. They showed replays of the actions and every once in a while the camera got pointed at the fans (called the fan cam). I wasn’t really paying attention to the screen until Carlos hit me on the back and said… look, look, we’re on it! I was so surprised at first, then we jumped around like crazy. It was really funny. The game ended with 65-50 in favor of the Bears. It was the perfect ending of the introduction day and when we got back at the hotel everybody was pretty tired.

I guess you really have to see the pictures and the movies cause its really hard to describe with words.

I didn’t bring my camera with me but at the next game on Wednesday I definitely will. I took some movies with my cell phone and copied some pictures from Facebook profiles of other people.

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The introduction of the Bears, really impressing with the music n all:

The Bears scoring in the first few minutes:

Sugar Bears at halftime:

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