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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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Thank You Peyton.

Being raised in Indianapolis I have been spoiled with good sports. I will admit our sports teams have not always been great or have this long history of awesomeness, but I will say I am lucky to live in a city that has a professional football and basketball team. I’m grateful to live in a city that is known to the world as having the greatest spectacle in racing (Indy 500), but even better I’m grateful that I was able to grow up with such an amazing quarterback, Peyton Manning.

Last night was the first time Peyton Manning had been back to Lucas Oil Stadium since he left the Colts for the Broncos. When Manning left many of us in Indianapolis were sad by the news. Trust me ,I was depressed just like everyone else. Everyone in Indy loved and still loves Manning. The evidence was clear last night when fans were sporting Broncos Manning jerseys or making compromised Jerseys of Colts/Broncos. However, while I do love Peyton my loyalty is with the Colts.

I will always cheer for the Colts no matter what the season record, what Jim Irsay says, or how many Chicago Bears fans I have to argue with at Butler that the Colts are better. (There are a lot of Bears fans at Butler…) Although I will say thank you to Peyton Manning. Bob Kravitz, a writer for the Indianapolis Star, says Thank you in a way that I can’t compete with, but here is all my thank you’s to Peyton. Thank you Peyton for
- showing me amazing football
- teaching me more and more about football when I was a little girl
- letting me laugh so hard until my stomach hurts when you were on Saturday Night Live. – being an amazing person to this city that I call home.
- the memories at every game that I got to see you play
- being a class act

And that’s it. People think it’s harsh that last night I was only rooting for the Colts and not Peyton. But to me it’s about the team. Yes I loved Manning and I still do love Manning, but I was raised as a COLTS fan, not a MANNING fan. So while Manning will always be someone I admire as a football fan, the Colts will always come first in my book.

#COLTSTRONG

But one last Peyton thing… he’s proud of Butler and cheers us on… so maybe it was like 3 years ago. Not the point.

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Welcome To The Big House

This fall break my roommate, Rori, and I went to the University of Michigan to visit her friend Arie! It was insane. Going to Michigan is completely different from Butler for obvious reasons like size. University of Michigan has about 30,000 while Butler has over 4000. Not only that the atmosphere is very different. Football at Michigan is huge unlike at Butler.

The Big House is what Michigan’s football stadium is called and it totally deserves its title. It is the largest college stadium in the nation. It fits 109,000 people in the stadium at full capacity. We went to the Michigan vs University of Illinois game and although it was pouring and freezing it was still awesome to experience. Arie was able to get us student tickets so that was exciting.

The Big House!

Michigan tailgate!

The weird thing about going to the Michigan game is it didn’t get me more excited about football, but just more excited for Butler basketball. Yes I realize how weird this is, but I cannot wait! Although I will say if you’ve never been to a Michigan game you need to experience it.

Overall this fall break was a lot of fun, but now it’s back to reality with school.