March 6, 2005 at 12:39 PM CST - Updated June 29 at 9:45 PM
Supporting Your Team By: Tony Hensley
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- Anytime your team comes up short, it's definitely a sinking feeling, especially when a title game goes into double overtime, but even with the loss, some fans aren't disappointed in their team.
Dozens of Heartland folks gathered inside the Kriegers Hometown Sports Grill to watch the Redhawks take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Saturday.
Sports fans say it's nice to see not only the men, but also the women getting national attention.
Even though the Redhawks won't bring the title home to Southeast Missouri, fans say, just making it to the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Game is something to be proud of.
Some of the sports fans Heartland News spoke with say, raising daughters makes them wish more attention would be given to women sports. They say, women's basketball games can offer just as much excitement as watching the men play.
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Founded in 1873 Southeast has evolved into a comprehensive University of 9 colleges and schools offering more than 150 academic programs.
Southeast Missouri State University is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau, a college town of about 58,000 residents.
Approximately 9,000 students attend the University with a student-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.
Students come to Southeast from all 50 states and from countries around the world.
Over 1,000 computers are available to students. In addition, Southeast is home to over 15 miles of fiber optic cable and to 7,000 e-mail accounts.
NCAA Division 1 athletics keep students engaged.
Students may participate in or enjoy men's sports that include basketball, baseball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track and outdoor track.
Women's teams include basketball, cross country, gymnastics, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.
In addition, Southeast offers over 30 intramural sports and a variety of club sports for all students.