Category Archives: Announcements

Bonfire Meet n’ Greet


Do you like Free Smores and Hot Chocolate? Want to meet members of the Men’s & Women’s Basketball Team and Coach Cimino and Coach Dempsey? Bearcat fans who attend bonfire will also be eligible to get a ticket to the VIP tailgate party before the Double Header Home opener on November 11th. If any of those things sound interesting or you want to hear more then come out to the Newing Fire Pit on Wednesday, November 9th at 8:00 PM.

Men’s Basketball Viewing Party!

Join The BU Zoo and BTV in the marketplace on Saturday at noon to watch the Binghamton University Men’s Basketball team take on the nationally-ranked number three Michigan State Spartans! Tully’s will debut their brand new menu items and there will be givaways and raffles from BU Dining Services and the BU Bookstore! And of course…FREE POPCORN! So come on down and cheer on your Bearcats!

Sign up here:

viewing party

Baxter On Break!!!

Baxter on Break voting is here!!!! We’ve seen your photos and now are leaving the decision up to you! We’ve launched a vote and the top three most voted pictures will receive the following prizes:

1st Place – an iPad Mini
2nd Place – a $100 Bookstore gift card
3rd Place – a $50 Bookstore gift card

In addition, go to @The_BU_Zoo on Instagram to like your favorite photo for bonus votes! You may vote once every 24 hours on the poll! Voting closes at noon on Monday, 4/21. Good luck everyone!


Welcome back everyone! We hope that you all had a fantastic break and are ready for the upcoming semester. We know that we are! We have huge things planned for the upcoming semester and we’d like to announce that we will be starting that next week! The February 3rd men’s basketball game will be broadcasted on ESPN3, and after seeing last year’s turnout to the ESPN3 game, we’re going to have some fun with this one: We’re going to attempt to break the Events Center record for the most students at one Binghamton University basketball game! We know that we’ll be able to do this with the help of all of our fellow Bearcats. You can sign up for the event on Facebook here:

The game begins at 7pm on Tuesday, February 3rd, at the Events Center. The game (and all games) are free for students. Just show your student ID at the door and you’re in! We’ll be giving out BU Zoo shirts to those with coupons (which can be obtained via our social media contests over the next week: here, here, and here) and even more tshirts to those who bring the energy, so get there early! In addition, the first 700 students will receive a free Yowie!! ( Let’s pack the stands and bring the noise as we attempt to make history! Go Bearcats!!

The BU Zoo on ESPN3 during the 2013-14 Men's Basketball season (Via ESPN3)
The BU Zoo during last year’s ESPN3 game (Via ESPN3)

The BU Zoo In November

We’ve had an amazing month thus far, and we’re not slowing down! The month started off with our appearance on Pardon The Interruption. We’d like to thank famed Binghamton University alumni Tony Kornheiser for his support! We made an appearance on Pizza With Vaughan on BTV, in a special basketball episode that should air soon. We then watched as soccer season ended on a high note, as both the men’s and women’s teams made it into the playoffs. Rob Moewes ended the season as the  America East Goalkeeper of the Year. We couldn’t be prouder and congratulate Rob on his award. The Cross Country team won the America East Championship. We send our congratulations to them as well. And finally, basketball season is now upon us! The women’s team opened up their season in the Akron tournament, and came away with a win against Delaware State, giving Coach Linda Cimino her first win as Bearcats head coach. The freshman have been phenomenal. Jasmine Sina is averaging 13.5 points per game and hit six three pointers in the preseason matchup with Mansfield.  Imani Watkins was named the America East Rookie of the week in  her first week of her collegiate career. They’ll travel to Canisius for Wednesday’s contest and will have their home opener on Saturday when they play host to Xavier at 7pm.

After two preseason wins, the men’s team opened up their season on the road in Notre Dame and Providence, with each coming on national television. The BU Zoo viewing party was a success! Students packed the marketplace as we watched the Notre Dame game. The team will travel back to Vestal for Wednesday night’s home opener against Hartwick at 7pm. You can RSVP for the event here!

We at the BU Zoo couldn’t be more excited for the rest of the Fall 2014 semester. We also have a major announcement with BU Campus Food: Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 4.44.01 PM


We’ll see you all at the home openers this week! Let’s take a look back at the Zoo in November:

Green Day Friday Recap 10-24-14 and 10-31-14

Hey Zoo,

First off, you are all invited to a special taping of Pizza with Vaughan on Wednesday at 7 pm in the Events Center! Please wear your BU Zoo shirts! More details here

We had a great couple of weeks. Our women’s soccer team battled their way into the playoffs, and although they took a loss, they made us proud to be Bearcats after fighting to force penalty kicks. The men’s soccer team, meanwhile, clinched a playoff spot in the America East Tournament. We’ll keep you updated as their playoff game gets closer. The men’s basketball team won their preseason game, and are just two weeks away from their home opener.  Women’s basketball opens their preseason on Friday at 7 pm at the Events Center. Finally, a big congratulations to the men’s cross country team for winning the America East Championship!

Let’s take a look back:

America East Announces TV Schedule

Happy Green Day Friday!!

Good morning Zoo and happy Green Day Friday!! Send us your best Green Day Friday photos on any of our social media platforms!!! We may just repost it! We will also use it here on our website and might use it in a future zoo promotion! The #GreenDayFriday photo challenge is open to any zoo supporter, meaning that you do not need to be a current student! Alumni, faculty and others are welcome! Be sure to #RepBing and wear green! If we catch you on campus sporting your Pantone 342, you may win some free stuff!

In the meantime, check out this highlight of last week’s Green Day Friday of Baxter getting his moves on: