… showing up for games. It’s such becoming behavior for a university, harassing your undergraduates out of the library and into the stands.

As at Michigan State, where the little buggers persist in showing minds of their own. The basketball coach is really angry with them.

“I don’t want to hear about it being too cold,” [Tom] Izzo said. “If it is, we’ve got a bunch of wimpy students, you know?

“I love our students. I think students have got to hold students accountable… We’ve got to self-evaluate.”

HEY. WATCH ME EARN MY 3.5 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR BY CALLING THE STUDENT BODY AT MSU WIMPS.

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3 Responses to “UD loves chronicling the dignified business of universities hectoring their students into…”

  1. MattF Says:

    Looks like Jerry Falwell’s very own university is going to try big time football:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/sports/ncaafootball/in-virginias-hills-a-football-crusade.html?ref=sports&_r=0

    I’m having real difficulty deciding whether I’m for it or agin’ it.

  2. Contingent Cassandra Says:

    @MattF: now that’s a case where I might actually be willing to get behind the idea of adding a football program (anything with the potential to reduce the brainpower of Liberty’s graduates and drain resources from the school’s central mission probably isn’t all bad).

    Of course, that’s precisely my argument against most football programs. I wonder when some university president is going to be brave enough to cancel a football program (or — why not? — the whole varsity-level sports program) on the basis that it’s too expensive and takes the students’ minds away from more important activities, like studying? Spelman actually took a similar step (converting varsity athletics to a focus on fitness for all students) recently, but of course, as a women’s college, they already had a head start on the business of not taking sports too seriously, thanks to the fact that, for better or worse, the larger culture doesn’t take women’s sports all that seriously.

  3. ricki Says:

    I know something worse: trying to coerce FACULTY to attend the games.

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