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All for one, one for Mount Union Football

Posted on 07 December 2011 by Ashley Beck

When people ask me what college I go to and my response is Mount Union, their immediate reaction is usually “oh, purple raiders” or “football.”

Let’s face it, our school is known primarily for its football team and it seems to be the only thing that for which people recognize us.  That bothers me.  I work very hard, and have for the past 3 years, to maintain good grades, take part in extra-curricular activities, and obtain leadership positions in clubs.  And yet, because I go to Mount Union, none of that matters.  The only thing that matters is the football team.

That being said, our school took worshipping our football team to a whole new level this year.  The administration decided that it was best for everyone if they simply moved finals so that academics wouldn’t get in the way of the football team going to the Stagg Bowl. Let me reiterate that so it sinks in: they changed our final schedule so that ACADEMICS didn’t get in the way of the football team and their attempt to win a championship.

Perhaps I’m incorrect or off-base somehow, but I was under the impression that we go to college to learn and become more educated young people, not to play a sport where concussions and head injuries run rampant.

Approximately 25% of Mount Union students play a sport.  That includes all sports at the school, not just football.  We are a school that is very sports-oriented but what are the odds that if the women’s soccer team had a game that interfered with finals, the administration would change the finals schedule for them?  My guess is that it wouldn’t even be a thought in their heads.

So how is that fair? Now, you can argue that there are a lot more members of the football team then either soccer team and that’s a fair argument, but at the same time, shouldn’t we have fair treatment for all Mount sports?   Otherwise we are telling all other teams that they are second-class citizens when compared to the all-powerful football team.

And if sports around here are not being treated equally, what happens to the rest of us?  What about the other 75% of students who are not part of a sports team?  We don’t get to miss class with no consequences.  We don’t get to leave early because of games or show up late because we had a match last night and overslept.  We get no special treatment and therefore we are just average.  Non-sport playing Mount students are just part of the ordinary masses who are given no exceptions or no special treatment.  We are plain, boring, basic.  And just think, us ordinary folk are the ones who now have to take an exam on Sunday night because of the 25% of athletic elite.  Does that make sense? I don’t think so.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against football players or the team as a whole.  It’s not their fault that administration treats them differently.  Plus they do provide us girls with some nice eye-candy around campus and something to do on weekends if you’re into it.

But I do think that the administration really crossed the line this time.  Maybe it’s time for us ordinary people to stand up for ourselves and take the school back from the football team.


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