Black mark for my Alma Mater

I often cover the achievements of the athletic teams of my alma mater, UMass-Amherst. There has been a bad story come out about my favorite team on campus, the men’s lacrosse program.  I saw my first lacrosse game at UMass with my brother when I was probably 7 or 8 years old. Ever since then, I have loved the sport and UMass, aka Garber’s Gorillas have been my team.  At my time at UMass, the lacrosse guys were by far the nicest and coolest group among the sports teams.  They threw the best parties.  Anyways, onto the bad news.

http://media.www.dailycollegian.com/media/storage/paper874/news/2008/02/13/News/Third.Um.Lacrosse.Player.Arrested-3205398.shtml

8 players suspended and three arrested for a fight at an off campus party. The short of it is boys got thrown out of a party, came back with bottles, bats and lacrosse sticks to break their way back in. Then manage to assault three guys. All alleged of course.  Fighting to me is one of the world’s stupidest activities. I think there are about three things worth getting in a fight over. Easy to say, getting a beer spilled on you or being asked to leave a party is not one of them.  The fact they left and came back, just makes it worse. They had time to think about what they were doing.

Hopefully, as the facts are found the athletic department and school act appropriately.

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