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.