1. Buster Bronco
Buster Bronco has been the official Western Michigan mascot since 1988 and has been entertaining Broncos fans ever since. You’ll never know what Buster will do next, so always try to keep an eye out for him throughout the game.
2. The Zoo
The Zoo is the name of the student section at Western Michigan, and it’s where you’ll find the loudest and rowdiest fans on game days. Western Michigan students love to get loud and go all out to support their team. Enjoy The Zoo’s creative cheers and chants when attending a Broncos basketball game.
3. Michigan MAC Trophy
The Michigan MAC Trophy is awarded to the winner of the three-way rivalry between Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, and Western Michigan. The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame created the trophy in 2005, and it gives extra bragging rights to whoever wins the season series between these three in-state rivals. There is no better time to attend a Broncos basketball game then when either Central or Eastern Michigan comes to town.
4. Pep Band
The pep band puts on an outstanding show during the game keeping the atmosphere electrified throughout the game. Things get kicked off with the team’s entrance and only get better from there, so make sure to get to your seat early to get the most out of your Broncos game day experience.
Hanging from the rafters of University Arena are banners honoring all of the Broncos accomplishments from over the years. The banners celebrate all of the Broncos NCAA Tournament appearances, conference championships, and even the program’s run to the Sweet Sixteen in 1976. Make sure to check out all of the banners when attending a Broncos basketball game.
Don’t miss the Western Michigan cheerleaders during your trip to University Arena. The Western Michigan cheerleaders keep the fans on their feet even when things aren’t going all that well for the Broncos and perform a variety of great routines making them a memorable part of any Broncos basketball game.
7. In-Game Promotions
A Western Michigan basketball game presents many opportunities for you to walk away with some prizes as there are several promotions throughout the game. Even if you’re not lucky enough to take part, you’ll still have a fun time watching the contests from your seat.