Games get spirit started

Adriane Hardin

After spinning around a toy plastic bat ten times, Stuart Borders didn’t know where he was. He was supposed to walk in a straight line and join his friends at the finish.

Instead, he dropped to his hands and knees and crawled.

“I just decided to crawl because I knew where the ground was,” he said.

Borders, a Bowling Green senior and member of the Baptist Student Union, participated in the Homecoming Games Tuesday afternoon on DUC South Lawn. Teams competed in events like Dizzy Bat, two-person sack races and egg tosses.

The lawn was filled with litter and props from the games – orange road cones, garbage bags and broken eggs.

“I came out to support my sorority. And it’s just a beautiful day,” said Katie Gosser, a Munfordville sophomore and member of Alpha Omicron Pi.

While most of the teams were made up of Greek organizations, other groups like BSU and dorms participated.

Students from Gilbert and Rodes-Harlin halls teamed up to represent all of the dorms on campus.

“It’s been fun…The water relay was kind of dangerous,” said Travis Hardwick, a Gilbert Hall resident assistant and Waynesburg sophomore. Team members ran to a garbage can full of water and then ran a cup of water back to their team’s bucket. The team with the most water at the end won.

“One of the bigger guys kind of hurt one of our girls,” Hardwick said. “They should use smaller buckets or something.”

Some organizations were well represented; others had few participants.

Louisville junior Courtney Yopp, a member of Chi Omega, said the handful of girls who participated had a lot of fun, but timing affected their attendance. Many members couldn’t come because of classes or jobs.

A team made up of Chi O and Sigma Alpha Epsilon members tied for first with a team made up of members of Alpha Delta Pi and Kappa Alpha Order. Phi Delta Theta fraternity placed third.

Winning wasn’t the only thing on participants’ minds.

“We like to participate… it’s a good way for other organizations to know we’re here,” Borders said.