Our View: Supporting spring sports

Now that we are a few weeks into the semester, the student body is beginning to develop their semester habits for the spring. We, The Index Editorial Board, see great value in making attending sport events a part of these habits for the spring semester. Currently, the men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, and swimming teams are all competing. Baseball and softball will begin in February, and tennis and golf will begin their second-half of the season pushes this spring as well. 

In this issue of The Index, the sports section has a season preview article for the upcoming baseball season. Features and opinions editor Genevieve Tlustos spoke with head coach Dan Davis and some of the players on the team in the story.

Also in the sports section this week is a column written by sports editor Steven Findley Jr. regarding spectators of athletic events here at Truman. We, The Index Editorial Board want to remind spectators that there is a mask mandate in place for attending athletic events. We hope students and the local community will continue to cheer on the athletes in a safe manner.

Feb. 10 will feature a basketball doubleheader, where the men’s and women’s basketball teams will take on Quincy University at home. Tip-off for the women’s game is 5:15 p.m., and the men will follow up after the completion of the first game. Once again, we implore you to safely attend and cheer for the Bulldogs. 

Attending athletic events is a great way to take a break from the academic pressures that we feel during the semester. That moment of relaxation and enjoyment alongside fellow students and supporters is something we feel can be beneficial. Make sure to have fun and to continue to cheer on the athletics this spring season, especially the senior players that used their extra year of eligibility to compete one last time in front of the Truman faithful.