Give the love
teams caught slacking over break," Mar. 5
To the Editor:
A great deal was written in The Gazette regarding the disappointing
performances from the men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the
volleyball teams and the men's hockey team. I think all of these teams
had great seasons, and we can expect great things from them in the future.
Nearing the end of Jordan Bell's coverage, you can find a small referral to the 10th page to read about "the rest." It's here that you will find a tiny blurb addressing the impressive performances put on by the figure skating team and the women's track and field team, both Ontario University Athletics champions. Why such a small section? Why are these teams, who performed so well, not on the front page of the sports section?
As a member of the varsity women's rowing team, I'm no stranger to being
ignored by the sports staff. Despite our team's excellent results this
fall, we barely received a quarter of a page in The Gazette.
All athletes deserve as much coverage, whether successful or not. We work
hard and deserve some recognition from the Western community. Despite
their outstanding results, figure skating and the women's track and field
team were barely visible in The Gazette. Maybe it's time to consider
giving the "unpopular" sports some credit, considering we tend
to bring home an OUA championship or two.
I would hate to see what kind of coverage our "behind-the-scenes" teams would get if we didn't dominate at OUA's every year.
UWO Women's Varsity Rowing