If there’s one thing I know about being a student at OSU, it’s that spring term, with its beautiful weather and its sweet promise of summer vacation, is a killer when it comes to being academically productive. Studying for tests and completing homework assignments gets put on the backburner when the sun is shining. In fact, summer seems like it is so close that it is sometimes easy to forget we’re still in school—but don’t tell any of my four advisors that I said that.
When it gets down to it, the sun is not the only thing that’s a distraction to hard-working students spring term. The activities are endless, especially since the availability of the outdoors means no limitations in fun. Those activities include Spring Sports, and let me assert here, however, that just because spring sports at OSU are fun to watch and play, does not infer that students have to fail their classes to enjoy them.
Here is the list of Beaver sports that everyone can go watch:
And here is the list of Intramural sports available spring term:
As well as a plethora of tournaments and day-long activities.
As a senior, there hasn’t been a single spring term in my four years that I haven’t gone to baseball games. As most know, Beaver baseball has a pretty impressive résumé as National Champions of the College World Series in 2006 and 2007 and for that reason alone they are worth watching. I could argue that going to enjoy an all-American past time with a bag of sunflower seeds and a soda in the student section is another reason to go. Such is the case with the other sports as well. While I do not recommend giving the games top priority over your school work spring term, they offer another fun activity to indulge in when you have a night of free time.