However, homecoming is not just about football or competition. It is about school spirit, culminating with the football game and USA Day on Saturday, October 18th. This week there is just that extra "pep" in everyone's step and Jaguar red and South blue just seem to pop a little bit more. Today, I am going to talk about a few ways throughout the year that we show our school spirit!
Most USA students own a significant number of South Alabama t-shirts in varying shades of blue and red, and lord knows how many colors. Personally, I probably have 15 shirts with a Jaguar head or that say South Alabama on them, in addition to multiple sweatshirts, a fishing shirt, and a polo. But, any who, at many sporting events the athletic department's marketing people throw shirts in the stands. I have caught far too many at games and at this point, just give them away!
#2. The JagSwag App
A great way to show your school spirit is to download the JagSwag app. JagSwag is a smartphone app that allows you to check-in to various sporting events (and other events) to earn points, which as you accumulate them, your accquire "JagSwag", or various South Alabama themed items, such as koozies, t-shirts, polos, and more! You can also earn discounts at Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers and other local businesses as well. There is also space on the app to upload fan pictures at various events, as well.
#3. Everything is #Jag!
If you are a New Orleans Saints' fan, you are part of Who Dat Nation. But, if you are a South Alabama fan or student, you are part of #JagNation, which is Jagtastic, of course. USA students are known for affixing "Jag" to parts of colloquial words and phrases, just like Jagtastic above. Many student initiatives such as JagSmart, and JagBikes also follow the same themes. We also have a population Jag hashtage, too. #JagNation. The Sun Belt conference even uses it when they post about South! Using these phrases and hashtags is a great way to show your Jaguar spirit!
I hope these give you a basic idea of school spirit! But, remember how you represent USA is your own thing. Whether it is Jaguar print t-shirts or a red, white, and blue wig, let your school spirit, shine!
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