This past Wednesday, my friends and I attended the Fordham men’s basketball game against the University of Rhode Island. Going to basketball games is always fun, but this season is especially exciting because 2015 marks the ninetieth anniversary of the legendary Rose Hill Gym.
|Sitting in the student section at the Rose Hill Gym!|
Though it isn’t quite the size of other Division 1 schools’ gyms, the Rose Hill Gym is one of the oldest in the country and is chock full of history. Because of its old hardwood floors and the close proximity of the crowd to the players, playing at the gym can be extremely intimidating. Shooting free throws is almost impossible for the opposing teams when the entire student section is essentially right on top of the court, distracting the players.
|With my friends at the game (I'm wearing glasses)!|
Wednesday’s game was extremely exciting. The teams were tied for the end of the second half, but, unfortunately, URI scored at the buzzer and won by a single point. Still, the Fordham Rams played very well, and everyone had a blast cheering them on. Going to basketball games and other sporting events is one of my favorite things to do as a Fordham student!