:: Monday, January 16, 2006 ::
It's That Time Again
The deadline for acting on the NCAA's ruling on the Chief is fast approaching, with the Board of Trustees having two viable options. They can admit defeat and retire the Chief, or they can appeal the decision to the NCAA's executive board and have the sanctions delayed until the April 27th meeting of said board (DI article here, NG article here). My personal view has always been that the Chief's retirement was only a matter of time, and the NCAA's recent actions have definitely forced the issue. Before the NCAA got involved, the board's efforts were mostly aimed at justifying the maintainence of the status quo - all the talk about achieving consensus and what not was merely a screen to avoid the backlash from doing the right thing.
Rather than continue to rehash old arguments here, I'd rather direct everyone to Josh Rohrscheib's post on the Illinois Student Senate blog, in which he responded to the Washington Post's George F. Will's regurgitation of the pro-Chief position. Rather than spread out the discussion on multiple blogs, I'd rather the the bulk of the commenting happen at one place, and since Josh was first I'm volunteering him.
:: The Squire 12:28 PM :: email this post :: ::