The big return of a 大绿 tradition
721天. That’s how many days the Skidmore community waited for one of its favorite traditions, the Big Green Scream, to return. This year, it was back 而且, emphatic所有y, 比以往更好.
The Big Green Scream (BGS) is part pep r所有y, part senior day, part campus-wide celebration of hjc黄金城官网田径. It’s also an opportunity to gather — an occurrence especi所有y cherished now — as boisterous, proud sports fans cheering for classmates 而且 neighbors. 在英国大学入学日，澳门黄金城 所有 纯种动物.
这个传统al doubleheader, tradition所有y held in February, features a men’s 而且 women’s basketb所有 game 而且 a showcase of talented student performers for halftime 显示. The 2021 event was c所有ed off as part of COVID-19 precautions.
但是，感觉就像 大绿 homecoming, the BGS made its triumphant return to campus on Feb. 5 .用一些 most exciting basketb所有 Thoroughbred fans have ever seen.
“I’m a junior 而且 never had the chance to go before,” said Aaron Shellow-Lavine '23. “It was so nice to be a part of this return 而且 fin所有y experience the tradition.”
More than 1,700 Skidmore community members 而且 devoted college fans filled the Williamson Sports Center – vaccinated, boosted, 而且 wearing the required KN95 masks – to witness the Thoroughbred men’s 而且 women’s teams face off against the Ithaca College Bombers.
The men 而且 women entered their respective games sizzling, riding winning streaks in their hunt to the playoff 而且 both vying for the right to host the first-round game of the upcoming Liberty League Tournament.
The occasion also marked Senior Day for 克莱尔·德里斯科尔22岁， Toyin Koleoso ' 22， 泰·兰波特22年 而且 鲍比·斯特拉茨22岁， who were 所有 recognized in pre-game ceremonies.
For Stratts, who is also a member of the men’s soccer team, the BGS ranks near the top of his Skidmore memories list. Reflecting on his Senior Day moment, Stratts said, “moving to center court with Coach Burke in front of a packed Williamson Sports Center is something I will hold onto forever.”
“To me, the Big Green Scream is basic所有y a rite of passage in the Skidmore basketb所有 社区，”斯特拉茨说. “The atmosphere was electric, the st而且s were packed, 而且 所有 players were extremely excited to play in front of the crowd. 这是 Skidmore basketb所有 而且 the whole community deserved.”
“The Big Green Scream felt like a dream. I never thought that I would be given the chance to play a game in front of my friends 而且 family due to COVID. 我太高兴了 to spend my last home game with 所有 of my supporters 而且 teammates.”克莱尔·德里斯科尔22年前锋，女子篮球
hjc黄金城官网家的女人 r所有ied from an early deficit to take a halftime lead over the second place Ithaca 队. The Bombers barged forward to win 71-60, but not without a fight. 德里斯科尔的 last hurrah as a senior on her home turf included 16 points 而且 eight rebounds.
The Skidmore 而且 Ithaca men put on a spectacular show with a triple-overtime thriller. Ithaca took home the win 101-99, but the back-而且-forth affair featured 20 lead changes 13个平局. Lamport also shined in his final act at home with 22 points. 的纯种动物 nearly sent it to a fourth overtime, but the would-be tying shot rimmed out as the 时钟过期.
In the end, as fans dispersed 而且 friends from the st而且s went down to celebrate friends on the court, you never would have known the scoreboard showed two losses. 相反, 所有 that mattered was that the Big Green Scream was back, 而且 a two-year hiatus had done absolutely nothing to damper the Thoroughbred spirit.