Thursday, October 19, 2006

UWM, MU need to rise up



The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has had a lot of good press lately, but like all good things, it came to an abrupt--albeit temporary--end.

When there's a chance to pit Marquette University and UWM against one another in basketball, and that chance is blown as the result of egos, there should be more of an uproar.

In fact, there should be a revolution. And yet, this seems to have escaped any realization by students and Milwaukee residents.

"I've received one phone call (on this)," said UWM spokesman Tom Luljak.

The Journal Sentinel hit this debacle dead on.

In fact, it took two anonymous donations totaling $20,000 to cover the difference in cost which initially caused UWM to back down, the Journal Sentinel reported.

What baffles me most about this is the lack of outcry on either campus.

The rivalry is born anew, but instead of it being about basketball, or a cross-town public versus private education rivalry, it's about money and politics.

Go Golden Eagles; go Panthers.


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