Weigh-In
Rioting as a Form of Celebration

Introduced: April 04 2012

As students rioted in Lexington, Kentucky after the NCAA championship, what does it say about society? Should the NCAA do something to discourage fans from celebrating this way or penalize their teams?  Is this "no big deal" or cause for concern?

Read what this Kansas University student had to say after his team lost to Kentucky.

http://www.kansan.com/news/2012/apr/04/matson-riots/

 

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Member Responses

148: I think the school should impose a penalty on the team...that might get the attention of the so called fans. I don't think this is an NCAA issue to resolve...this is one situation where they don't need to impose rules and regulations.


070: It really spoiled a happy occasion and made the school look bad. It’s kind of incredible that the actions of a few can be so damaging to an organization as a whole.



Note from IWD: This Weigh-In was suggested by an IWD member. Surprisingly, other IWD members were unusually quiet on this topic, which got me to wondering. And if you wonder what I’m wondering, you’ll find some thoughts on Founder’s Wall.  http://www.iwdialogue.com/wall/looking-back-response-riot

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