With the college basketball season well underway, it’s once again that time of year where young people and old people are pitted against each other in the age old debate over court storming.
When do you storm a court? When should you not storm a court? How should you court storm? What you should avoid when storming the court? Why won’t these whipper snappers stay in their seats after a win? Who thought it was a smart idea to put a a row of temporary seating between the student section and the court?
Seriously, Oregon, who?
While attending the University of Oregon, I was apart of my fair share of court and field stormings. Basketball fans stormed the court in back-to-back seasons after wins over Arizona. Football fans stormed the field after winning the Pac-12 Championship Game and after a heated Civil War win that came down to the wire.
Each football and basketball season however seems to bring about the same debate over court storming. Two weeks ago, the 18th ranked Butler Bulldogs upset top-ranked Villanova at home and subsequently stormed the court. The storming was followed by a $5,000 fine by the Big East. That’s just stupid.
I understand why people are against the act of court storming. College kids are college kids and schools like Utah Valley ruin it for the rest of us.
But everyone should know that all fan bases aren’t this dumb. Most students realize that a win against a team like New Mexico State is…a win against a team like New Mexico State. Someone should teach the students of Utah Valley how to properly express themselves. Then again, they’ve voluntarily chose to attend Utah Valley so they might be beyond help.
Since people apparently need a guide on how and when to court storm, whether it’s so students don’t pull a Utah Valley or so administrators their students won’t pull another Utah Valley, Spor Repor is here to give you one.
Without further ado, here is your definitive guide to court storming.