STUDENT MISCREANTS: A POSITIVE DIRECTION
Big news about a QU basketball transfer being arrested and accused of a felony. Valid reason for the interest, the editorial comment (DOB wrote a fine piece) and the reporting.
But folks, compare things now with how they used to be. When Pat Atwell became athletic director, the change was almost immediate. We stopped seeing QU athletes as regulars at the courthouse and police station. Basketball players became involved in the community (Men and Women, I might add) Football players took time with kids and pretty much stopped getting arrested for battery and disorderly conduct. The baseball team took part in Quanada's "100 men against domestic violence."
QU athletics, thanks largely to Director Atwell, Coach Terlisner and Coach Bell, have improved vastly in citizenship. Director Bell wants to be careful to preserve that hard-won integrity and he might want to be a little careful about persons coming to their third school in three years. Nonetheless, it can be said that QU athletics works in harmony with the overall community and that is a credit to the entire athletic staff.
Let's not lose sight of that.