Time runs down, the buzzer rings and the crowd cheers. The players go back to their locker rooms, the fans file out and the cleaning crew gets to work. The lights fade to black, game over, season over.
The clock is winding down on my time at Murray State, and the season has already ended for my time as Sports Editor.
As much as I would love to stay where I am comfortable and where I know what I am doing, I cannot. A new chapter must start; a new season will begin.
This season brings many changes for me. I am leaving my former team behind and entering the world of free agency. I am without a team for the first time in a while and that scares me.
For the last two years, my team has been The Murray State News. We have spent way too many hours together in Wilson Hall. Most of the time, I feel like I see the other editors more than I see my roommates.
We have been through a lot together, many ups and downs, winning and losing streaks. There are times when I want to strangle all of them and when I feel like I have seen way too much of them.
But in spite of the drama that can occur, they are my team, my friends and a second family to me. I do not know what I will do without them next year.
As much as I complain about missing Chicago, Murray has become a second home to me. I am actually starting to think I will miss this town. The way the town of Murray supports the Racer teams is very unique.
It is something you do not see at every university. I know the atmosphere will not always feel like this. So, thank you Murray and Murray State, for giving me the chance to be Sports Editor at a university that is in love with all of its teams.
Column by Jaci Kohn, Sports writer.