How to navigate Light Blue sporting events, direct from Spec Sports' own Molly Tow:
Invest in a MetroCard: You should anyway, you're living in Manhattan! Regardless, while there are fan buses up to Baker, they don't always run, and lines can be horrendously long. Plus, you'll need one if you're going up to watch the more minor sports.
Look beyond the marquee sports: Obviously football and basketball garner the most attention, but Columbia boasts some of the nation's elite in sports like fencing and track.
Befriend Roar-ee (both on Facebook and in real life): Mascots are awesome, and Roar-ee is no exception. Do it. The dude photobombs like a champ, too.
Avoid sitting behind the band: Trust me. You gotta love their spirit, but your sensory organs will thank you.
Learn the fight song: It's crucial, especially if you're a football fan.
This article is part of Spectator's Orientation Issue. You can read the rest of the issue here.