17 03, 2022

The Joy of March Madness

By |2022-03-17T12:13:47-05:00March 17th, 2022|college students, sports, spring break, spring semester|Comments Off on The Joy of March Madness

While over 350 teams were eligible to win the NCAA tournament at the beginning of the season, the pool has now been narrowed down to 64 as March Madness is upon us. This is an exciting time for fans of schools that have been included in the tournaments, as upsets and Cinderella stories are commonplace. Luckily for us at Campus Crates, we have multiple schools represented in the NCAA tournament, and 1 in the NIT tournament.

Baylor

Coming in at the first seed is Baylor, where Campus Crates was first started. Baylor is a heavy favorite against Norfolk State on Thursday and with a win, will take on the winner of Marquette and UNC Saturday. After winning the tournament last year, Baylor fans obviously have high hopes for their team coming into this year and many of us at Campus Crates share that same sentiment.

University of Texas at Austin

Another Big 12 powerhouse that Campus Crates serves is the University of Texas. Coming in at the 6th seed, Texas will face a tough test early against Virginia Tech, still riding high off of their ACC Championship victory over Duke. While Texas is the slight favorite going into this game, many expect an exciting performance from both teams. With a win over Virginia Tech, Texas would likely face Purdue. While Texas certainly has a tough road ahead of them going into the tournament, if they play the way they have in the regular season, anything is possible. 

TCU

TCU is also represented in the tournament and is a school that some believe could be a potential Cinderella story. TCU ended their season on a somewhat high note, beating UT in the Big 12 tournament and staying competitive against Kansas. In the first round, TCU will be taking on Seton Hall in what is likely to be a very competitive game. With a win they would likely face Arizona who is the first seed. While TCU also has a tough road ahead of them, they played well towards the end of the season and should certainly not be counted out.

SMU

Lastly, SMU will be a part of the NIT tournament. While it does not garner as much attention as the NCAA tournament, some big names are still involved, such as Texas A&M and Oklahoma. SMU enters the tournament as the first seed and will play Nicholls State first. Many teams still take the NIT tournament very seriously and SMU is a legitimate contender to win.

With four of our markets represented in March Madness, many members of the Campus Crates team are extremely excited to root for their respective schools and watch all of the madness unfold. 

20 10, 2021

The Week That Keeps On Giving: Homecoming

By |2021-10-20T17:31:52-05:00October 20th, 2021|college students, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Week That Keeps On Giving: Homecoming

Homecoming Traditions

Homecoming is such an exciting time on any college campus since it brings university traditions to life while reuniting alumni. After a year of zero student activities at many schools, homecoming is more than just an event; it was like a family reunion that didn’t make you want to stay home or hide from that weird cousin.  

The University of Missouri is often credited with having the first college homecoming in 1911. However, Baylor’s first homecoming was technically in 1909, when three professors sent out postcards to alumni to return to campus to “catch the Baylor spirit again.” 

Baylor Won their Homecoming Game

Alumni, students, faculty, and community members all reunited to celebrate Baylor University and wonderful traditions such as Pigskin, the bonfire, the parade. At the football game, Crowds hadn’t been seen like this at McLane stadium since the 2019 season. The Bears beat the BYU Cougars in a close match that was emblematic of the mood of the weekend. 45,000 people watched the Bears ring in a win for homecoming weekend. 

Many alumni traveled from far and wide to Waco, but one individual made the weekend extra special. Baylor’s pride and joy, Robert Griffin III, made an appearance at the game and led the Baylor Line on the field. 

Homecoming is a special time, and that can be seen by the love alumni and faculty have for their beloved institutions. Our team at Campus Crates hopes that our students of every school we serve are enjoying the football season and they bring home the win at Homecoming!