UPB hosts first block party for Southern State basketball game

Asa Baurle, Multi Media Journalist

      DJ Nino was on the scene for the first ever men’s basketball block party held last Friday.

      Which made for a fun night of games, activities and foods. As students showed up and showed out to support their eagles.

      For the university programming board, they hope this block party is just the first of many more to come.

      “We love getting the student body involved with events. If this pans out well, which is looking like it has so far we definitely will do more events for rivalry games in the future,” said Amber Deas. 

      For some newer students, the block party was their first taste of school spirit. As COVID-19  made large gatherings difficult to organize.  

      “I’ve been to a couple events at the williams center, nothing like this, smaller ones at the eagle village courtyard but nothing like this.”

      No matter the sport, the rivalry for the title of the real GSU runs deep, especially in men’s hoops. 

      Saturday marked the 64 meeting between the bitter rivals. While the eagles fell short at hanner over the weekend,  they still hold the all time series lead 38 to 26.