Wednesday, May 05, 2004

UI cancels game over nickname - Daily Iowan - Metro: "Adhering to a policy instituted 10 years ago, but not always followed, the UI athletics department recently canceled a baseball game with Bradley University of Peoria, Ill., because of the school's mascot."

The game was originally scheduled to be played today, but the athletics department canceled the nonconference game in February, recognizing that Bradley's nickname - the Braves - falls under the university's policy to not schedule nonconference games with teams that have American Indian mascots.

Though Bradley got rid of its mascot in 1989, Parker said, the UI did not have much choice in the matter, adding that University of Wisconsin-Madison is the only other school that won't schedule games against Bradley.

-- So it's ok for a school to have a mascot that you don't like as long as they are in your conference. Seems a bit stupid to me. I think the Bible has a good one on this.

Matthew 7:3 - Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?

If you have a policy like this, just using it against non-conference teams is stupid. You should apply it to all teams you play.


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