I’m not going to lie, being a Butler student right now is basically unreal. In a good way. And the best part is that I felt this same way last year…when we went to the National Championship for the first time.
This time last year…I was buying my tickets for the game. The game that was going to be starting about 4 hours later. (Why plan ahead when you can wait until the last minute, right?) This was possible only because the Championship last year was in Indy…which was just so convenient. So we took a bus dowtown…and watched an amazing game….and I left being a prouder fan than I was before the game started.
This year is a little bit different. The game is in Houston, which is about 18-20 hours away from Indianapolis, if you didn’t know. So most people who were going to the game left on Thursday night or Friday afternoon, and they drove through the night. Since last week was a crazy week school-wise for me (3 tests, 1 project, 1 8 page paper, and 1 15 page paper), and I had already bought tickets for a banquet on Friday night, I knew that leaving early wouldn’t be possible, and even leaving after the banquet would be pushing it. So, I decided that the responsible thing would be to stay at Butler, and just enjoy the madness on campus. So tonight I will be watching the game from Hinkle Fieldhouse with a group of my sorority sisters….and I can’t wait! Tip off is at 9:23 ET, and you all should be watching it too, unless of course, you read this after the game is over.
And I will leave you with some photos from Friday’s pep rally on Atherton’s (that’s the student union) steps…