While Ohio State football is the main priority (at least for sports fandom) on campus, everyone becomes a basketball fan once March rolls around. This year, the Buckeyes made the tournament as an 11-seed and upset a strong Iowa State team in the first round. I watched the game with my friends at a campus bar and everybody was very excited. Unfortunately, we lost our second game to a very good U of Houston team.
My favorite part of March Madness is the bracket. This year, a bunch of MAcc students joined together to form a bracket pool. I am currently in first place in the pool (humble brag), as I had a perfect "Sweet-16." If Gonzaga wins the tournament, I should be set to win bragging rights over my MAcc peers for eternity.
Watching sports often builds relationships. The other night, the MAcc students headed to a local restaurant to watch the games and get some tasty appetizers. This event us just one of many unofficial events that our program has hosted this year. We have also done a bar crawl, scooter tour, and had parties for various holidays, such as Halloween and Chinese New Year.
While academics are definitely the main focus of our program, it is important to be involved socially so that you can build friendships and relationships that will last a lifetime!