If it were up to one Duke student, the Blue Devils wouldn’t be playing Baylor this weekend.
Duke and Baylor are set to meet on the gridiron this Saturday afternoon, but if were up to one student, the Blue Devils would be cancelling the game.
Ben Feder, a writer for Duke’s student newspaper The Chronicle, wrote an op-ed this week calling for his school to cancel its game against Baylor. Why?
He doesn’t believe his school should welcome Baylor’s program with “open arms” after it covered up sexual assault cases for years. Here’s more:
Welcoming the same squad with open arms into the usually celebrated homecoming matchup undermines the values of any proud university and its duty to protect students. Although the NCAA has not finished its investigation of the rape culture fostered at Baylor, I have seen enough to believe that this program deserves the equivalent of the death penalty.
…as a member institution of the NCAA, Duke should take the first step here even before the collegiate governing body steps in. The Bears deserve to be left completely alone, having to build the program from the bottom up, because sexual assault has no place on the football field.
Obviously, this isn’t going to happen. If Duke were going to have cancelled its series against Baylor, it would have done so long ago, not the week of the game.
Duke fans – do you agree with Feder, or should the Blue Devils just let the NCAA do its job?