Saturday, July 25, 2009

NU Football Tickets Offer Hope for Acknowledgement of 1931 Championship

When I opened the FedEx envelope with my 2009 football tickets I became hopeful that Northwestern might actually be moving towards recognizing our 1931 NCAA Basketball Title. How is this the case? Well, as you can see below, this year’s tickets feature All-American players from NU’s past. From Otto Graham to Zach Strief, the Northwestern ticket office has decided to honor Wildcats of the past by putting them on the NU football season tickets. I take this as a positive step that the folks at Northwestern’s Athletic Department want to acknowledge the successes and achievements of past players and teams. Considering a National Championship is the highest point of achievement for any college sports team, I am optimistic Northwestern might soon start giving acknowledgement of the 1931 team’s accomplishments some serious consideration. I still encourage those who have not done so to sign the petition and to encourage others to do so as well. I hope that at some point this season the support from the NU community for acknowledgement of the past will lead to a banner honoring the 1931 title team.

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