When fans and spectators sit down to watch a Baylor basketball game at the Ferrell Center, they will notice a lot of energy comes from behind the basket. Originally a club, the Baylor Bear Pit looks to create a unique fan experience for each spectator that walks through the doors of the stadium.
The thing that has personally insulted me the most about the Bear Pit bill is the way that those who are in favor of the bill have phrased what exactly the bill does to the Bear Pit. They have said that the bill will remove all requirements for the courtside seating that the Bear Pit currently occupies, which is correct.
A unified, powerful, and enthusiastic student section to cheer on an elite basketball team. This is what Senator Grant Senter and I wish to see. There is no wish to demolish the loyal organization of the Bear Pit. There is no personal vendetta against Bear Pit members. There is only a wish to see a successful, representative student section at Baylor basketball games.
FINAL Day to Vote • Do you agree with the Baylor Student Senate recommendation to get rid of the Bear Pit as it is currently organized for men’s basketball games and to open Ferrell Center floor bleachers to all students on a first-come basis? Click here to vote
“Student Senate Disbanding the Bear Pit” seems to be among a majority of conversations lately. Disbanding, however, would be a poor choice of words. As a member of the Student Senate and current public relations chair, I would encourage you all to come to the Student Government office at some point in the last week of classes, get a copy of the bill and talk to one of your class senators about it.
Here’s the thing about any governing body: you know something it did something wrong when people start talking about it.
Baylor Basketball fans might be in for a big change next season. At their meeting last Thursday the Baylor Student Senate approved a group of bills recommending significant changes to several Baylor institutions.
I have been patient long enough with Baylor fans. I have even gone so far as to defend them.
College basketball is different than most other sports. Thankfully, we can crown a true national champion when the post-season is all said and done, but this isn’t what makes the sport unique. What truly sets college basketball apart from other sports is the role of the fans.