OSU Men’s Basketball and Celebrating the 1960 National Champions

Hey guys -

While I take a break from studying for my first midterm tomorrow (MBA 850 – Operations), I decided to update you on what I did this past weekend.  Lucky for you guys I won’t bore you with my days packed with books and lecture notes, but I will tell you a bit about my experience of watching the OSU Men’s Basketball team for the first time.

First, I’d like to thank my dear VP at work who gave me two tickets to the OSU Men’s Basketball game this past Sunday (OSU vs. Minnesota).  If it wasn’t for him I would not have had the experience of watching OSU’s victory AND celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1960 OSU Men’s Basketball National Championship!!

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The game was AWESOME.  I thought the OSU team was great and I learned that a cool move the players make, which is by far my favorite, has a very interesting name: alley-oop.

“An alley-oop in basketball is an offensive play in which one player throws the ball near the basket to a teammate who jumps, catches the ball in mid air and immediately scores a basket, usually with a slam dunk. The alley-oop combines elements of teamwork, pinpoint passing, timing, and dunking.”   Wikipedia.org

I can’t help it…this word is contagious!  Alley-oop!!!  The players are very talented.

OSU-basketball1 While I have been to OSU’s hockey game before, this was a very different experience.  The stadium was pretty much empty for the hockey game, but for basketball it was almost a full house.  The crowd was loud and I sat by an older gentleman who screamed non-stop – he was definitely a HUGE OSU fan.

In addition to the game, the OSU Dance Team also performed during half time, there were 5th and 6th graders doing some fun basketball moves. Mr. Brutus was around as well.

If you haven’t taken the time to checkout OSU’s basketball team, I’d HIGHLY recommend.  I believe students can get in free and the $10 parking fee at the Schott is also waived for students – it couldn’t get any better.

Hope you guys have a GREAT week. Stay warm!

Winter quarter: we are half way there!!!!!



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