Saturday, November 26, 2005

Sad Day for CU

For those of you who didn't watch the CU game yesterday, you missed a sad, embarassing day for CU alums. Not only did our highly favored Buffs get destroyed by Nebraska, but members of the student body made total asses of themselves. In the fourth quarter, a few students began throwing stuff (bottles and such) onto the field. It got to the point where the refs had security clear out an ENTIRE SECTION. Everyone in the section was made to leave. Alas, if only this were a one-time experience. When Nell and I were students at CU, not a season went by when the student section was not warned about throwing stuff onto the field. In at least one game every season (and sometimes a couple of games) the football team would be penalized for the acts of the student section.
So what can be done? I have a couple of suggestions.
First: Don't allow business-school students to buy season-tickets. As my dad has told me on multiple occasions, a business degree is the only degree you can get while drunk the whole time. If you were fortunate enough to attend my college graduation, you would have seen the business school grads drunk, semi-nude, and boisterous. Proud day for the B-School.
Second: Raise tuition of state schools. The University of Colorado is a state school, and as such has state-subsidized tuition. This makes tuition far too affordable. Incoming students aren't serious about college. Increased tuition (coupled with increased scholarships and loan forgiveness to respectable students) would scare off less serious students and reduce embarassing occurences like yesterday's game.

It is important to point out that it is an extreme minority of students who are ruining the reputation of the school. The bulk of students are respectful and intelligent, and make me proud to be an alum.


Blogger scarlet panda said...

The Notre Dame solution was to ban alcohol (and bottles of all kinds) from the stadium. We were drunk from our early-morning tailgate parties, yes, but we didn't have anything to throw.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Fishfrog said...

Alas, alcohol has already been banned from the stadium. People can still bring in water bottles and small alcohol bottles (snuck into the game via crotch-hiding) which they can throw.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Nell said...

Raising tuition is a bad idea. It would drive away those smart and responsible students that are already considering going out of state. They have to maintain insentive for native students.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Fishfrog said...

Smart and responsible students would have a better chance of getting scholarships under my system. Also, we need only raise tuition to a point just below out-of-state tuition to maintain an advantage on wooing in-state students

9:17 AM  

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