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This time last week, Alabama fans were planning their trips to Dallas, as they were convinced their team had a shoo-in spot in the national championship game at Jerry World. However, Ohio State came roaring back from a 21-6 deficit to defeat the Crimson Tide. Now, the Buckeyes will play in their first national championship game since getting blown out in 2008. Ohio State fans and students began booking hotels, buying tickets, and celebrating heavily, and deservedly so — they earned it.
However, the Ohio State administration has more pressing matters to attend to on Monday, such as the first day of classes for the spring semester. With that in mind, the administration sent out the following email to the student body as a reminder that academics come first:
Students traveling to National Championship Game may not be excused from classes. Huh pic.twitter.com/KGzxbjK3qt
— Jordan Wagner (@JWagnerOSU) January 6, 2015
Erroneous! Erroneous on both accounts! You can’t just hang your students out to dry like that just because they have school spirit. Hell, if anything, they should just cancel classes on Monday because the students should be pregaming all day, whether they are in Dallas or Columbus.
What really grinds my gears about this whole situation isn’t the fact that teachers may or may not excuse their students who say they are going to the game, it’s the fact that these kids can be disenrolled for missing a class during the first week. You have to be shitting me. It’s syllabus week — no one’s doing any real work.
What benefits Ohio State more: a national title or attendance on the first day of class? According to its administration, the school would rather have more students in their seats than cheering on Urban Meyer’s squad at the game. That, my friends, is a damn shame..
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