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Q&A with Macy McGlone

Junior forward Macy McGlone answered some questions ranging from how she handles being a student athlete to why the chicken crossed the road. 


Junior forward Macy McGlone has been playing basketball for 15 years. (File)

Q: How’s the season going so far team wise? 

A: “I think it is going well. We have had to fight hard for each win, but I think that will put us in a good position for the conference tournament.” 

Q: What is your favorite season? 

A: “Winter.” 

Q: Do you think the Earth is flat or round? 

A: “Round.” 

Q: Do you have a favorite basketball team? 

A: “Not really, but if I had to pick, the [Milwaukee] Bucks.” 

Q: How long have you been playing? 

A: “15 years, if you count to the very first time I played basketball.” 

Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? 

A: “To get to the other side.” 

Q: Do you have any superstitions before a game? 

A: “No, but I pray before every game during the national anthem.” 

Q: How do you balance being an athlete and a student? 

A: “It’s hard, but I think if you can really focus and buckle down on schoolwork when you need to, it’s manageable.” 

Q: Would you rather have a game-winning block or a game-winning shot? 

A: “Winning shot.” 

Q: Waffles or pancakes? 

A: “Pancakes from home, and waffles from a restaurant.” 

Q: Favorite childhood memory? 

A: “Any time spent on the lake with my family.” 

Q: If you weren’t playing basketball, what sport would you play if you had to play a sport? 

A: “Volleyball.” 

Q: What is the hardest thing about being a student athlete? 

A: “The biggest thing for me is being away from my family so much. A lot of times when other college kids get breaks to go home, we have to stay on campus and practice. For example, I only get four days [off] for Christmas, and I miss out on a lot because of it.” 

Q: What is your postgame meal? 

A: “It’s different every game, but I love eating ice cream after a game.” 

Q: Do you have memories with your team that stick out? 

A: “Earlier this year, we went to eat in Effingham for a teammate’s birthday, and that was really fun.” 


Patrick Schmitz can be reached at 581-2812 or at pf[email protected]. 

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Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter
Patrick Schmitz is a freshman sports media relations major. This is his first year at The News. 
Han Byer, Photographer
Han Byer is a senior sociology major and she can be reached at 581-2912 or at [email protected].

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