Missouri players just latest to get active on campus

by USA TODAY Sports  |  published on November 9, 2015

Activism is alive and well on college campuses, and it can be found in the locker room as well as the classroom.

The latest evidence came Saturday night when more than 30 black Missouri football players announced on Twitter that they will not participate in team activities until the university president is removed from office.

The players joined campus groups who have been protesting the way university President Tim Wolfe has dealt with issues of racial harassment during the school year. Jonathan Butler, a black graduate student, is in the seventh day (as of Sunday) of a hunger strike to call attention to the issue.

  • Pam

    I had a younger cousin that got a full scholarship for soccer. Two weeks into her freshman year, she decided she didn’t want to play anymore. To her utter amazement, the school yanked her scholarship and sent her butt back home. She FINALLY understood that actions have consequences.
    Too bad mizzou and these other colleges don’t do the same thing.

  • ADRoberts

    Talk about unintended consequences, all they have to do is remind them of their scholarship, which will be annulled when they refuse to play.
    No big deal that there are other ways to get a team of players. And they might even win games.
    Folks, this is just like paying ransom to kidnappers.
    I knew of some blacks who worked with me later in their lives. They played basketball for TCU and BRAGGED about getting into foul trouble so they would not have to play so much.
    Yes, the N word does apply. And it is not about the color or one’s skin.

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