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Women’s basketball deserves more support

Debbie Blasko | Tuesday, January 30, 2007

As a long-time ND fan and additionally, a women’s basketball fan, it’s truly disappointing to witness the lack of student body support for this year’s women’s team. These ladies are representing your university and they deserve your support.

The local community shows up, game in and game out, to cheer our ND teams and they certainly appreciate our ladies on the court. These women work out, practice and travel countless hours in addition to their studies. Can’t you give up a few hours once every week or two to cheer them on? Other than our loyal, enthusiastic band members and a handful of students who sit directly in front of them, there really is no student section to speak of.

Contrast that to the men’s games and it’s a sad comparison. These ladies truly know how to play basketball too! They work hard, they sweat, they dive and they get injured. All to wear the Blue and Gold.

Please come out and let them know that you appreciate their efforts. Home court advantage can make a difference and you can help make that happen, but only if you’re in the stands, cheering and making your presence known. Because these women are your friends, classmates and fellow students and some of you know these ladies. And if you don’t, you should! They are fine representatives of our University and our athletic programs. So bundle up and get over to the JACC. I challenge you to come out to the next women’s home game and prove that “We (truly) are ND!” Go Irish!

Debbie Blasko

senior staff assistant

Law School Dean’s Office

Jan. 24