A few hours ago, I attended my first Homecoming as a UCI student. I must say, it was the most enjoyable UCI game I have been to so far (although perhaps that is not saying much, considering how infrequently I have shot sports these past few years…). The only other time I had ever seen the bleachers in the Bren Events Center so filled was during Freshmen Commencement – and then could not even begin to compare to the incredible energy in the crowd tonight.

Darren Moore
Darren Moore steals the ball from the 49ers during the first half.
Ernie Chen
Ernie Chen and Elaine Kao (not pictured) won the roles of Homecoming King and Queen.

Apparently, I also stood next to a certain actor from Glee and was completely oblivious of his presence. Well, at least until a friend or three pointed him out (at which point I was no longer within arm’s distance).

Matthew Morrison
Glee's Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) sits on the Anteater side to watch the game.

It was an extremely close and exciting basketball game against Long Beach State. The Anteaters eventually pulled ahead with a ten point win (86-76). Zot zot!