Loud scotsmen spread school spirit at athletic events

(L to R) Brandi Berghorn, Summer LeCain, Emily Ramsey, and Spencer Blanden use the Loud Scotsmen's Scots cut out to show off their school spirit at half time on September 27th. Photo Courtesy of Candace Whitman
(L to R) Brandi Berghorn, Summer LeCain, Emily Ramsey, and Spencer Blanden use the Loud Scotsmen’s Scots cut out to show off their school spirit at half time on September 27th. Photo Courtesy of Candace Whitman

The Loud Scotsmen is a club dedicated to supporting the fighting Scots athletic teams.

According to Callie Crabtree, president of the organization, The Loud Scotsmen are in charge

of bringing the Scottie dog mascot to the games, listening to ideas that the student athletes may

have about what they would like to see at their games and increasing the overall school spirit at

Maryville College sporting events.

 

The Loud Scotsmen have started the year off in an exciting way with the new Scots cut-out

that allows people at the games to take a picture as the Scotsman. The Loud Scotsmen teamed up

with the marketing department at the college to bring this new, fun and interactive addition to the

games.

 

The students behind the group are full of ideas and are constantly working to ensure that the

athletes are getting support from the MC community. Crabtree shared some of the exciting ideas

the club is currently trying to incorporate into the games. These ideas include planning theme

days for the football games – such as a garnet out and a red, white and blue game to honor the

veterans – and more clearly marking the student section at the games.

 

The student section for the football games is currently located in the bleachers next to where

the pep band plays. The Loud Scotsman would like to keep the section there because of the

positive energy it gives the pep band and the MC Scotties Dance Team, who sit in the front row

of the student section, but they would like to more clearly mark it so students can stand and cheer

for their fighting Scots without disturbing other fans who may just want to sit down to watch the

game.

 

The club also teamed up with SPB, d’Arte and SGA for a fun tailgating event before the

football game on Sept. 27. The MC Step Team performed at the event, coupled with face

painting, cornhole, music, and free popcorn and headbands.

 

One of The Loud Scotsmen’s main goals this year is to gain more members. Crabtree

encourages anyone and everyone to join. “It doesn’t matter if you really like sports or understand

them as long as you love Maryville and love the fighting Scots come join.”

 

The club will not turn anyone away, not even faculty and staff members or parents, Crabtree

said. The club simply wants, “anyone who wants to be loud.” The Loud Scotsmen are a casual

group. Crabtree plans to have monthly meetings although she says they are not a “super

regulatory” group. Students can participate when their schedule allows. There are a variety of

sports teams so members are able to adapt the club to their personal interest. MC has many sports

teams that need cheering for, so members of The Loud Scotsmen can cheer for the sport that they

love the most, whether that is football, basketball, baseball, tennis or softball.

 

The Loud Scotsmen is the perfect club for students who want to get involved by simply

hanging out with their friends, watching their favorite sport, and cheering on the MC Scots.

One thought on “Loud scotsmen spread school spirit at athletic events

  • October 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm
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    Woohoo! Go Scots! 😀

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