Are you a sports fan? There’s good news for those of us who are: Did you know that scientists say team sports are good for your psychological, emotional, and social health? Cheering on your favorite basketball or football team can make you happy and it can improve your life as a whole!
That’s because being a sports fan gives you an automatic social group, enabling you to make connections with others who share at least one of your interests. Whenever we wear our favorite sports apparel or put an alma mater bumper sticker on our car, we’re sharing our connection with fellow fans.
Looking for some more great ways to show support for your favorite college athletics team or your alma mater? Of course, you can wear your favorite hoodie or baseball cap, but there are more creative ways to root for your team. Here are some of our favorite ways to display your allegiance for everyone to see!
Door Mats and Rugs
Want to show your pride in your favorite team? Next time you have friends over to watch the game, you can greet them with a collegiate welcome mat in front of the door. Or, you can decorate your game-watching area with a rug that displays the mascot of your college team. There are some nice options out there, and they’ll help you decorate your front porch or your home while also sharing which team you’re rooting for.
Collegiate Yard Signs
With outdoor signs, you can share your allegiance with everyone who visits your home or drives by. There are so many options for the material and style of the sign: wood, metal, fabric pennants and more. You can find collegiate yard signs at many local home and garden centers as well as college bookstore and gift shops. Even better, find a local craftsperson who will create a collegiate yard sign for you. That way, you’ll be supporting a small local business.
College Mascot Statues for Your Yard
A beautifully designed and high-quality yard or garden statue makes a big impact! While you can get some cheaper pieces, we really recommend going with Henri Studio college mascot sculptures, as they’re beautifully detailed, handcrafted and made in America. They are made from premium cast stone and weigh about 50-60 lbs. They are heirloom quality, ready to pass down to the next generation of sports fans! The following mascot statues are currently available at The Garden Gates:
- University of Alabama Big Al
- University of Arkansas Tusk
- University of Florida Albert Gator
- University of Georgia Bulldog
- University of Iowa Herky
- University of Kentucky Wildcat
- Louisiana State University Mike the Tiger
- University of Michigan “M” Logo
- Michigan State University Sparty
- Mizzou Tiger
- North Carolina Rameses
- Notre Dame Leprechaun
- Ohio State Brutus
- Purdue University Locomotive
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Bucky Badger
Did you see your favorite team in that list? You’re in luck! Now, all you have to do is head over to the Garden Gates shop and order your collegiate yard statue. Shop college mascot statues now!