Rowdy’s awards look to be a box office smash

Image from CSUB athletic's Facebook page.
Image from CSUB athletic’s Facebook page.

By Josh Bennett
Sports Editor

The third annual California State University, Bakersfield Rowdy’s award show will take place from the Fox Theater on June 5 at 8 pm. The admission is free of charge for anybody who want to attend and enjoy a fun and entertaining awards show to honor and showcase student-athletes who represented CSUB this past year.

Corey Costelloe, the CSUB Director of New Media and Broadcasting told me that the event has evolved from a typical banquet to a full-blown awards show. It is considered CSUB’s “ESPYs”, which is the awards show ESPN holds for sports. The last two events were held at the Dore Theatre, but the event has grown too big for campus and has moved downtown to the Fox Theatre.

The other reasoning behind moving to the Fox Theatre was to expand CSUB athletics out to the community more and to open up more to them. The Fox Theatre is also a corporate sponsor of CSUB athletics.

This year, the theme is “at the movies. Alongside the gold carpet walkup, photo backdrop and VIP treatment at the entrance of the Fox Theatre, for everyone to enjoy, the awards show itself will be movie themed.

Each of the 17 categories has its own movie trailer, which takes the score and photoshopped poster of a blockbuster movie, and showcases each of the nominees in spectacular fashion. Also at the event, every team will reenact a movie and show it during the show. Each team will also be represented with at least one nominee for an award.