Why should you stay a Wildcats sports fan? There are plenty of reasons to cheer on the Weber State Wildcats in every sport. First off, Weber State athletics is on the rise in almost all major sports.
Last season, the football team won at least six games for the first time since the 2010-2011 season when they also went 6-5. Going 6-5 last season looks better when you take into account that their first two losses of the season were to the Oregon State Beavers and North Dakota State, who just won their 5th consecutive FCS Championship.
When a school goes through three straight seasons with only two wins per year it can be hard to keep pushing, but the Wildcats are on their way up. One of the main reasons the team was able to return to success was the arm of senior quarterback Jadrian Clark.
The football games are fantastic when the team is winning, and they are some of the best ways to spend Saturdays in the fall and winter. Lucky for graduates, Stewart Stadium won’t be moving any time soon and they are always welcome to come back and cheer on their alma mater.
The men’s basketball team just finished one of its best seasons in years with their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2012. The team did fall to Xavier in the first round but not before showing that they can be considered to be one of the top teams in the Big Sky Conference. After graduating only one senior from the 2015-2016 season, almost the entire roster will be returning.
Over his four years as a Wildcat, Joel Bolomboy left an indelible mark on the program graduating as the program’s career leader in both rebounds and blocks, setting a Big Sky Conference record with 1312 rebounds.
The Wildcats will have top scorer Jeremy Senglin, point guard McKay Cannon and redshirt sophomore/budding superstar Zach Braxton all coming back to play important parts on the team.
With fans piling into the Dee Events Center in record numbers, the men’s basketball games are a sight to behold, and fans would be lucky to watch their dominant men’s team keep up it’s success inside, and outside, of the conference.
When the men go on the road, the Dee Events Center stays full — especially when fans and students alike come out to cheer on their women’s basketball team. The program is losing two top players with senior graduates Brittney Dunbar and Regina Okoye.
The Wildcats are coming off of the winningest season in school history after collecting 23 wins en route to an appearance in the WBI Championship game against the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Returning for the team are a group of fantastic 3-point shooters starting with senior standout Deeshyra Thomas, junior Kailie Quinn and rain-making sophomores Emily Drake and Yarden Danan.
After receiving their diplomas and moving on to a life after college, graduates are still encouraged to come back to the Dee Events Center and cheer on their former classmates.
Beyond these three teams, Weber State has their hands in almost every sport with a slugging softball team, slashing hockey team, great tennis teams and even more. The sporting events are always an option for graduates staying close by. For former students that move away, it becomes trickier to keep up with the Wildcats.
My suggestion is watchbigsky.com. They broadcast almost every sporting event live, and continue to follow all the Weber State athletics accounts on twitter.