NIC: A sports bias

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Once again Al Williams has shown his lack of concern of any other sport besides menís basketball. In Steve Cameronís column on North Idaho College exploring a new gym on National Women in Sports Day, Al Williams points out menís basketball as the focus.

Al alludes to the dead spots in the gym floor but fails to say around $350,000 of taxpayerís money was used for the new gym floor a few years ago. I just so happen to have a coffee table made of that dead gym floor from when I was attending NIC. Why does a floor that is around five years old have dead spots?

Mr. Williams misses a chance to highlight the volleyball teams many trips to the national tournament, but instead mentions menís basketball undefeated regular season, before losing their last two games adding to the last game won in menís basketball at a national tournament is dated way back in 1997. If he did not want to give credit to a womenís sport, maybe womenís basketball, an NJCAA champion in 2011? Should the AD not have mentioned NICís best sport, wrestling, along with its many undefeated seasons and 14 NJCAA titles?

Steve points out a crowded trophy case. Itís crowded because of the above-mentioned sports along with womenís CC NJCAA title and womenís soccer and softball all placing higher than the menís basketball 4th place finish in 1997. Steve Cameron and Al Williams, you both once again missed an opportunity to give credit where credit is due!

K. GODINHO

Castle Rock, Wash.

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