Our View

Nov 092003
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff


Shandra Jordan, editor chief

Colleen Buhrer, managing editor

J.J. Babb, design managing editor

Kyle Endres, campus editor

Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor

The Rams lost this weekend, or did they? When people speak of

Rams’ success, a pigskin automatically pops into their mind, but

while the Rams’ football team was losing to the University of New

Mexico, the women’s volleyball team was keeping their undefeated

conference record by beating the University of Wyoming.

We think it is unfair that the school’s reputation and status is

decided on the number of wins and losses the football team has.

Not to discredit the football program, but a win or a loss

should not break or make a school or the entire athletics program.

We have a lot to be proud of at CSU.

We have been awarded close to $70 million in grants and gifts,

our women’s volleyball team is ranked 15th in the nation and we

have groundbreaking research being done on campus.

We understand that football is a major breadwinner for our

university, but it shouldn’t be the only indication of success for


We are as disappointed as anyone else that the Rams football

team lost, but that does not indicate there are not other aspects

of our university to applaud.

We want to applaud the volleyball team in another exciting, yet

not televised, victory at Moby Arena. Congrats on the women’s cross

country team placing second in the Mountain West Conference and the

men’s team placing third. We applaud the numerous departments that

received grants and gifts during the course of the semester.

There is a lot to be proud of at CSU. Hopefully parents saw a

few examples of this during the weekend. Not of all of CSU’s

successes make the headlines, but it doesn’t mean we are not

winners off the field.




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