The Lady Eagles Basketball Team: Perspectives from Fans, Players, and Myself

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The Lady Eagles’ basketball team has been playing exceptionally well this season with a record of 27-7. Despite their successful record, there are many fans that have differing attitudes towards watching the Lady Eagles. The majority of USM fans prefer to watch the men’s basketball team because they are more exciting and aggressive. In order to get a comprehensive view of what the fans, the Lady Eagles, and myself think about this, I performed a case study on the USM Lady Eagles basketball team. So, what are the attitudes about the Lady Eagle’s Basketball Team from different perspectives? Do fans think they are boring and slow? Are the Lady Eagles aware of their limited fan support? Also, I will explain my thoughts about the Lady Eagles. Overall, the Lady Eagles are a very good team, and it is unfortunate that because they are women, fans do not place them on the same pedestal as the men’s basketball team. It is important to get a better understanding of how others feel about the team. Therefore, I am curious to find out why some fans overlook the Lady Eagles and how the Lady Eagles feel about the fans’ perspective.
I wanted to find out more about the Lady Eagles Basketball Team, so I conducted field research and did an artifact analysis. To get more information about the Lady Eagles, I wanted them to answer some questions so that I could get a better understanding of how the Lady Eagles felt about the opinions of the fans. First, I scheduled an interview with three of the Lady Eagles: Alex Coyne, Markia Nix, and Ashley Folsom. I choose these players for an interview because they were very outspoken, and I could see that they genuinely enjoyed playing the game. I visited the Reed Greed coliseum; roughly around 1:30 p.m. on Febru...

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...ot as exciting and aggressive to watch when compared to the males. In all, I can conclude that the Lady Eagles play because they have a strong passion for the sport of basketball regardless of how much support they receive from fans. They may be women, but they are as powerful as their minds set them to be.

Works Cited
Coyne, Alex. Personal Interview. 24 Feb. 2014.
Folsom, Ashley. Personal Interview. 24 Feb. 2014.
Nix, Markia. Personal Interview. 24 Feb. 2014.
The University of Southern Mississippi. “Southern Miss Lady Eagles Basketball – Hattiesburg Company Facebook." Facebook. Southern Miss Sports, U of Southern Mississippi, 10 Jun. 2013. Web. 4 Mar. 2014.
The University of Southern Mississippi. "Women's Basketball Ends Season in Double Overtime Loss to Mississippi State 74-66." Southern Miss Sports, U of Southern Mississippi, 24 Mar. 2014. Web. 27 Mar. 2014.

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