By Emery Rudolph
Yet another year, our Student Government Association has produced a successful homecoming despite all of the hoopla. They turned what could have been disastrous into something memorable for each student and even families. I would like to personally thank Tamisha, Shawn, the entire executive board, and anybody else involved in the planning of this year's homecoming. As well as anybody who put forth a fight to make sure no event was cancelled throughout the week.
While on the topic of homecoming, I found it shocking to hear the way the Bulldogs lost their outing against Elizabeth City. To lose a 14-point lead with slightly over four minutes left kind of baffles me. Not to say it's impossible but what are the chances. I know they have lost leads before but not quite like this. Kicker Michael Gagne had two opportunities to place the Bulldogs back on top and could not execute on either one. This was a major disappointment to all fans. However, they did manage to recover against Saint Paul's on Saturday with their 21-7 victory.
Volleyball is having a few troubles once again losing 3 of their last 4 matches. The only victory came during a road match in the middle of homecoming week against Saint Paul's College. That victory was immediately followed by two consecutive losses. The good news is they do have just enough time to recover and make a decent seeding for the CIAA Tournament. They have six games remaining. The best that could come of these six games is an 18-10 record and the worst would be 12-16. Realistically they best that will come of it is a 16-12 regular season record. Then again they could prove me wrong either way. We will just have to wait and see.
Cross country is doing okay in my opinion this season. The ladies managed to come in 2nd in the Bulldogs Homecoming Challenge being defeated by University of D.C. It would have been pleasant for them to conquer that top spot but they did what they could do. The top runners for BSU were Shamika Patton and freshmen Michelle Palmer who has been had a tremendous season. This week begins the CIAA championship rounds. We can only hope for the best but the worst is always a possibility.
As we get closer to November take in the last of the fall sports because winter is about to take over. It is just about the time for basketball, indoor track, and bowling. Lookout for the schedules around campus or you can always check online at http://www.bsubulldogs.com/. It is recovery time ladies and gentlemen. Homecoming is over so it's time to refocus on our work because our next chance to act a fool is Halloween night. Until then get to learning.