Why You Should Attend Sporting Events in College

why you should attend sporting events in college

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Flying Colors Apparel and Her Campus Media. All words and opinions are my own.

Even though I don’t attend a crazy sports school, I still love going to games and cheering on my Temple Owls! My high school was small, but I still went to a lot of football games mostly to socialize and hang out with my friends. Whether you’re a huge sports fan or you’re looking to branch out, I have a few reasons why you should attend sporting events in college!

You’ll get the full college experience.

Even if you chose to attend a small school, going to games can be a ton of fun. While I don’t think it’s necessary for a school to have sports to be considered a “real” college, I think going to games can be a great way to expose yourself to the typical college experience. I looked forward to going to games during my freshman year and I made so many memories at the Temple tailgates!

It’s something fun to do.

Chances are you don’t have too much going on during a Saturday morning/afternoon or a Friday night. Sometimes going to games is just a great excuse to go out and do something fun!

You’ll meet new people.

Football games are a great way to meet new people and make new friends! It’s so easy to strike up a conversation with someone sitting next to you, especially if they’re sitting in the student section right next to you!

The tailgates.

I freakin’ LOVE tailgating! It’s so much fun to be able to socialize with a big group, get ready for the game, and eat tons of yummy food. Temple’s football games are at The Linc which is the Eagle’s stadium, so there’s tons of room in the parking lot for tailgating!

Because dressing up is fun!

One of my favorite parts of going to games is getting ready with my roommates beforehand. Temple isn’t a school where we dress up much (usually a t-shirt and jeans or shorts will do), but I absolutely love these options from Flying Colors Apparel! They’re both versatile (I can actually wear these to class and look cute!) and they show off my school pride!

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In addition to wearing a cute top, I’ll typically wear some subtle makeup and put a face tattoo of the Temple Owl on my cheek! I love going all out and sharing my Temple pride on game day!

What are your go-to outfits for game day? What makes game day fun at your school?

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  • Anna Hubbard

    I totally agree! Sporting events in college are so much fun, even the sports that aren’t super popular!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  • Agreed on all fronts! Dressing up for game day is one of my favorite memories from college! I don’t even like sports but it changes the entire experience!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

  • I wish sports game at my school were intense and people dressed up for them! I used to love doing school color themed makeup for my high school’s football games!

    Caitlyn | http://www.collegewithcaitlyn.com

  • I agree. sporting events are so fun!!

  • I love the idea of attending sporting events but I have a bad habit of forgetting when they happen! I also don’t live on residence so I miss a lot of the reminders, but I’ll definitely put a little more effort into it from now on!


  • Sydney Power

    I love the spirit and energy at games! It is so much fun!

  • I love this outfit! Definitely perfect for a super chill game day look!

  • I love going to sporting events in college! It’s such a great way to meet other people from your school and feel like you’re a part of something bigger. Love the outfits too!

  • I love going to games even as a post grad. Dressing festive for game day is one of my favorites.

  • Dressing up for games is probably my favorite part lol.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • We had such a fun time going to basketball games in college! We’re a really small D1 school, and our women’s team was amazing. I loved putting on all of my spirit gear and going with friends! You look really cute by the way!
    Ashley | http://ablondeandabriefcase.com/

  • Greta Hollar

    The memories and people you meet during this time will be around the rest of your life!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Elly Leavitt

    The tailgates were always my fave part!!

  • Rachel Mariana Timmerman

    I completely agree with you! These were some of the funnest things to attend as a student.

  • Laura S.

    I love going to hockey games!!

  • Hockey games are so much fun!