2/8/17 - Redhawks - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

2/8/17 - Redhawks

By Scott Thomas
KFVS12 Vice President and General Manager

When is the last time you went to a SEMO sporting event? For me it was this last weekend. I attended the men’s basketball game with my family when they played Morehead State.  We had a great time. The game was extremely competitive and a real thrill to watch. Admittedly, I am a basketball fan and have a passion for college basketball. However, I don’t think the Heartland knows how good the SEMO basketball program is.

I grew up going to NBA games as a child and my alma mater was a member of the Southwest Conference during the coveted Phi slama jamma days at the University of Houston. So I know what a good basketball program looks like. And you know what? The SEMO basketball program is a real gem.  Additionally, the Show Me Center is a fantastic venue.  Don’t take it for granted. Many teams at larger schools don’t have as nice of a place to play. Did you know that the current #1 team in the country, Gonzaga, just played a game against Pepperdine in what could qualify as a large high school gym?

The Redhawks basketball program is on a roll and they have a great place to play. So why don’t more of you show up for the games?  The only answer I can muster: you just don’t know what you’re missing. Here is my challenge: show up for the next home game. It’s February 18th against UT Martin, even if it is just to get a chance to see one of Antonius Cleveland’s monster slam dunks. I urge you to get off the couch, head out to the Show Me Center, and cheer on the Redhawks. They deserve your support!

I’m Scott Thomas and that’s our ViewPoint.

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