Time to deck out in blue Spartans — Missouri Baptist University will kick off the second Blue-Out spirit series Wednesday, Sept. 18, for the men’s soccer game against Lyon College.


A Student Activities tailgate party will launch the Blue-Out series at 12:30 p.m., followed by the kickoff at 1 p.m.

The Blue-Out games will continue throughout the year with giveaways, food and a chance to win free tuition.

The university will also continue the “Shot for Tuition” contest this school year.

During halftime of a women’s basketball game against Park University, each raffle winner will take a half-court shot. If a student makes the shot, the student will receive free tuition for the semester.

The Blue-Out games are designed to gather the MBU community together to cheer on their fellow students during games.

“Blue-Outs are a great opportunity for students to show their spirit and cheer their hearts out for MBU athletics,” said Lara Hines, director of student involvement. “They are a great way for students to come together as a community to support their fellow Spartans.”

Students can add more blue to their wardrobe with free Blue-Out T-shirts for the first 300 fans at the Oct. 22 women’s volleyball game.

This year, academic divisions will sponsor portions of the Blue-Out promotions.

During the men’s soccer game on Wednesday, Sept. 18, First Year Experience will give away T-shirts to the first 10 freshmen, and the first 75 fans will receive a rally towel sponsored by the Division of Health and Sport Science.

The remainder of the academic divisions will be announced at a later date.

For more home games, visit mbuspartans.com.

By Coral Christopher

Coral Christopher, editor-in-chief of MBU Timeline, is a senior majoring in public relations and communication studies with minors in political science and journalism. Christopher recently led the rebranding and launch of the new mbutimeline.mobap.edu site. When Christopher is not editing or writing, she interns for the University Communications office at Missouri Baptist University, keeping up with Washington, D.C., or pretending to be C.J. Cregg from “The West Wing.”