Students gathered in the Bannister Glasshouse to cheer on the RU football team as they faced the Kentucky Christian Knights in the team’s first conference game of the season.
The event, hosted by the Student Activities Council, featured a Livestream broadcast of the game projected on an inflatable screen. Light snacks also were served.
Event organizer Talyn Owens said these watch parties are only hosted for certain games.
“It depends on the severity,” she said.
Reinhardt’s last match-up with Kentucky Christian culminated in a one-sided victory for the Eagles, prompting the watch party this year.
Viewing began shortly before kick-off. Due to a larger than anticipated turnout, additional chairs were made available to accommodate eager fans.
Junior Cameron Smith was one of the many students in attendance.
“[It] was a good way to get into the football season,” he said.
By the third quarter, the crowd thinned, but many students stayed to watch the Eagles triumph over the Knights by a score of 43-7.
The 3-0 Eagles will take on the Pikeville Bears in Pikeville, Ky. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
A watch party for that game has not yet been confirmed. “It depends on how our events line up,” Owens said.
Written By: Jacob Howard. Photo Credit: Jacob Howard