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A Week With Me, Part 2

by Nick Rush | Feb 24, 2017

Back in the fall I posted what I did during a normal week. Since then, with a new semester, my schedule has evolved into something new. I wanted you to get a feel for what a week would be like with me now that baseball season is underway and I have new classes. Let’s begin!

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I always start my mornings with breakfast. I have classes at 9, 10, and 11, so I wake up at 8 to eat before my 9am. I eat lunch following my 11am which takes me up until about 12:30. After that, it really just depends on how much homework I have. Usually I like to come back and do homework until 2:30ish, leading me to baseball practice. Baseball players here normally start arriving for a 3:30 practice around 2:45 to get extra practice in, and I like to be one of those guys. After practice, I head to dinner. I eat in Haist Commons with the rest of my team. Once I get to my room and get cleaned up, relaxing always sounds great, but usually I have some homework to do because the classes I decided to take this semester are a bit harder. When I don’t have homework, I like to just lay around my room and watch TV or play guitar. Usually I’m drained from practice, so weekday nights are pretty lazy.

My Tuesdays are a bit different because I only have one class form 8-9:15. What makes it different is that I go to work at Claypool Elementary to read with the students. I go straight from class and arrive back to campus around 12. Also, I’m a back-up lunch host for a job where I eat with prospective students from 12-1, but either way I’m eating lunch at that time. From then on, the afternoon plays how I said before. On Thursday, I still have my 8am but I also have a class from 9:30-10:45. Once I’m done there, I head back to my room to chill for an hour or so, then I actually do lunch host prospective students from 12-1. Yet again, the afternoon follows the other 4 days of the week.

As of right now, my weekends consist of practicing, homework, guitar, and just relaxing. Starting March 4, though, the baseball team starts its weekend games. So, I will either have doubleheaders on campus, or I will be playing at another college. Aside from baseball on the weekends, there won’t be much time for relaxation. I plan to do homework – if I even have any – on the bus ride or when I get back on Sunday nights.

This is a bit different from my Fall semester but it’s all the same concept: class, practice, homework, relax. My schedule may be different from others because of being a student-athlete, deciding to take somewhat harder classes during season, and working 3 jobs (yes, that is all possible). Whatever homework I have I get done with plenty of time to relax and do other activities. If you didn’t get a chance to read my other post from the Fall, the link is below!


Nick Rush ’20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.

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