Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free Time!

When I first got to college I realized one thing that was extremely different than high school. I had entirely too much free time! This was one bonus I did not count on when I first got to college and since it was unexpected I was unsure of what to do with it. At first I spent most of the time studying and sometimes even over doing it. I soon realized that the free time could be better utilized if it was spread throughout multiple things. Obviously I hung out with friends more but I also got more involved in campus. I began to participate in intramural sports, I got a job on campus as a JagGuide, and I even joined a club on campus. Having these hobbies and activities really stretch your time but if you manage it responsibly, you can do so much with your college experience. With over 200 clubs on campus and a state of the art recreational center at your finger tips, there is plenty for you to get involved in to help you utilize your free time!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Favorite Football Memory

In honor of USA playing Mississippi St. this Saturday, this blog is dedicated to my favorite football memory. In the state of Alabama class 6A football is as big as it gets and for years the dominant team in my area was the Prattville Lions. They seemed to be winning the state championship or at least contending for one year in and year out. However, in the fall of 2010, during my junior year in high school, my school, the Wetumpka Indians, travelled undefeated to undefeated Prattville. There were so many people at this game that it felt like a small college game. Of course the newspapers all predicted Prattville to win seeing as how they hadn't lost at home in a decade. It was an extremely anticipated matchup that went our way early on as we took the early lead into halftime. I still remember how loud Prattville's locker room was before the game, and how quiet it was at halftime. In the second half they came roaring back and late in the 4th quarter Prattville was driving with a chance to win the game with a field goal. I still remember the play that sealed the game for us. Prattville handed off the ball to the right and we had a linebacker strip the ball and we recovered it. This sealed not only the game, but also our place in history as the first team to conquer "the jungle" in over a decade. Not to mention, later that year we beat Prattville again and knocked them out of the playoffs. It was one of the most satisfying victories we have ever had. Go Indians! and Go Jags! #BeatState