Filling the Long Weekend

With three days off, here is something to do


In case you haven’t noticed, it is cold outside. It’s always windy, the walk to class seems twice as long as it actually is and people are sniffling all throughout class. It’s just that time of year. So, when this weekend hits, take the opportunity to hide out from the cold and stay inside. Here are a few things to do to pass the time.

Play racquetball

Racquetball is a fantastic way to spend time with your friends as well as a way to be active. The Wellness Center has plenty of racquetball courts to play on, so at least one is usually open. The game is simple enough; there are rules online or you can just go in there and start smacking the ball against the walls for fun. It is highly recommended to wear goggles because although it’s funny to see someone get clocked in the dome with the ball, having a black eye is not the best way to get the semester going.

Head to the SHAC

Both Bison basketball teams are in action this weekend, for those wanting to briefly brave the cold.

The on-court action should be plenty warm, with North Dakota coming to town. For both teams, it will be the first Summit League matchup between the two schools.

Both the Bison men and women are off to .500 starts to conference play. Home-court advantage has been good to the Bison in the past and will be needed again this weekend.

For those not wanting to go outside, both games will be streaming on ESPN+. The men tip off at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and the women at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20.

Watch football

The NFC and AFC Championship games are Sunday, and they feature some fun matchups. The young guns of Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes take on veterans Drew Brees and Tom Brady. Both games take place Sunday.

Not only does the forecast call for some cold temperatures in Fargo, but also in Kansas City for the AFC game. Despite not being at home, Brady should get some Boston winter weather at Arrowhead. A fun note in that game: with a Patriots win, Tom Brady will have the same number of road playoff wins as Mark Sanchez.

At least the NFC game is going to be held indoors.

Start ‘Game of Thrones’

Do it. Start this show. But be warned; it may consume your life for a few weeks. The final season comes out soon. Do it.

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