World Series over, Rowan Going Red

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Rowan’s colors turned from brown and gold to red October 30 as seemingly everyone on campus flushed with Phillies phever.

Rowan's colors turned from brown and gold to red October 30 as seemingly everyone on campus flushed with Phillies phever.

Just hours after Philadelphia clinched the 2008 World Series, routing Tampa Bay four games to one for the club's first championship since 1980, Rowan was awash in Phillies hats, t-shirts, jackets and hoodies.

"I think it's great, just great, and even better that they won at home," gushed Kira Young, 21, a junior public relations major from Galloway Township.

Like many a fan, Young anguished over the suspension of play because of rain Monday night but relished the team's dispatch of the Rays in three explosive innings Thursday.

"It's Philly!" she said of the delay of game. "We don't do anything easy!"

Mike Santiago, 22, a junior education major from Buena, said he's been waiting his entire life for a Phillies championship.

"I was initially upset," he said of the delay. "I thought they got hosed by the decision to suspend the game. When they won it was absolutely crazy, well worth my 22 years of waiting."

Barbara Convery, a Rowan bookkeeper for 26 years, watched the series with her extended family - husband, children, in laws and grand kids - all of them dyed-in-the-wool Phillies fans.

"My favorite play was Utley faking the throw to first and throwing home for the out in the 7th. Just unbelievable," she said.

On Friday she planned on taking the whole clan to the victory parade up Broad Street.

"I was supposed to go to the doctor but that can wait another week," she said.

Stephanie Perry, a senior American Studies major from Burlington Township, also planning on celebrating Philly style - with a long walk down Broad Street.

"I have no classes, no work," Perry said. "I'm definitely attending."

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