spoiler alert: i linked this
Assumed UM-Iowa would be a night game Nov. 12. FYI -- average night time low 31 (according to US climate data) brrrr https://t.co/6J02OTOmRd— angelique (@chengelis) April 26, 2016
Anyway, on night games, probably going to hear late this week or early next.— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) April 26, 2016
I really hope this is a real photo that the athletic department tweeted out. The shadows where his feet are on the letters lead me to believe it is.
Either way, I'm gonna go crawl under floorboards where it's nice and safe on the ground.
edit: I guess it's a spinoff of an album cover. Still a cool photo, nonetheless. Enjoy.
EMU faculty and students urge school to drop out of D-I football. Bet we'll be seeing a lot more of this. https://t.co/1K7OmYinL4— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) April 25, 2016
So at least some students and faculty are suggesting that a good way to contribute to solving budget problems at EMU is to drop from D-1 to D-2 (skipping 1-AA entirely).
This would obviously be a pretty big change for the athletic department. And they have sports that aren't disasters. But, of course, football drives the train, and EMU's football program has been a flaming garbage pile for 30 years.
I can attest that the D-2 program here in Duluth, UMD (D-1 in hockey only, obviously) gets as much or more attention in a town with no major teams of its own than EMU does in A2 or Ypsi. They, at least, have a fanbase and a consistent radio broadcast and even a local tv broadcast of home games.
So perhaps it's time. But maybe there are alternate options. Dropping football would certainly be a big step, without gutting the rest of the department, right?
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