College Football

August 21, 2013

The season is just around the corner, and the headlines should be on “who is the best team”. However, more often than not, it is on whom is violating some rule. Did my star player sign autographs for money, or did two or three of our players violate some lady at a bar? Who spent the summer riding around in an SUV with dealer plates and got paid for working at the car owner’s home? Then there are always the super student/athletes who failed summer school and will not get to play this season. These headlines are easily avoided if the university makes its policy that winning at any cost is replaced by winning within the rules. There was a time when the top football player on campus was also the top student on campus, but that went out when playing in a bowl game on January 7 paid more than all the alumni donations combined. It is a known fact that to win big every year you have to take a chance on one or more players who barely get into the university and who come from backgrounds marked by police blotters rather than honor rolls. Football, by nature, is a violent game and big, burly men will win over small scholarly men all the time. As I stated earlier, the university makes the decision–how important are the wins and how important is it to have a “look the other way” attitude when a young man is being recruited. Rose Hulman will never be national champion.

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8:00 am Community Blood Drive
Community Blood Drive
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Margaret Mary Health has partnered with Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati to host a Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 13 from 8:00 am – 11:15 am and 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. The Hoxworth Donor Bus will be parked on Margaret Mary’s lot, located at 321 Mitchell Road in Batesville. To schedule your appointment, please visit or call the Laboratory at 812-933-5274. Hoxworth recognizes the blood donors’ time is valuable. Priority will be given to donors who have scheduled an appointment. Walk-in donors are welcome and will be seen as soon as possible.
6:10 pm Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Project T3 offering ‘Fun Crayons’
Oct 13 @ 6:10 pm
‘Fun Crayons’ are recycled from broken crayons, then made into many fun shapes and colors. Every cent made from the proceeds of these sales goes directly for ‘Totes for Tots and Teens (Project T3). You can purchase Fun Crayons at: The Gooseberry, Joan’s T-Shirt Printing and Lisa’s Sew and Tux in Batesville, and Gary’s Wood Design in St. Leon, www.Project or call Carrie at 812-933-1519.  
1:00 pm Card Party @ St. Anthony's Foremen Hall
Card Party @ St. Anthony's Foremen Hall
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The cand party is the second Wednesday of each month. Sponsored by the St. Anne’s Ladies Society. October 14th November 11th December 8th

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