Football fans are reminded to show good sportsmanship at tomorrow's Tommie-Johnnie game
From the Division of Student Affairs
Football fans: Tomorrow is the annual University of St. Thomas-St. John's University football game, one of the livelier rivalries in Minnesota. We wish the team well and a great time for all of the fans. As the game fast approaches, the Division of Student Affairs would like to remind everyone to use good sportsmanship, conduct themselves with respect and represent our school in a positive manner. This especially applies to the selling, purchasing and wearing of Tommie-Johnnie T-shirts that disrespect the human dignity of another person.
The NCAA Division III policy clearly states that "Division III athletics encourages the development of sportsmanship and positive social attitudes. Coaches and players treat each other with respect, and administrators work to foster a positive competitive environment." In an effort to foster this environment, home and visiting guests wearing clothing that is disrespectful to others will be asked to change before gaining entrance to the football game. St. John's and St. Benedict students have been made aware of this decision.
We want to create a positive experience for all of you, our guests, parents, alumni and friends who may be attending the game. We want you to cheer and support our players with a positive attitude and excitement. Show your Tommie purple spirit and enjoy the game!