Thursday, July 06, 2006

Georgia Southern in the news?

(Click on the post title to be sent to the ESPN story.)

I am a graduate of Georgia Southern University . . . as any reader of Why Won't You Write?! already knows.

But GSU is a smallish school with a smallish sports program. It has won championships in Division I-AA, but that is a smaller division--a division that doesn't get media coverage.

So, then today I see this ESPN story about the death of a GSU football player that tragically died a few days after a motorcycle accident.

I don't intend to make light of what happened or to diminish the pain that the family is feeling, but I have to automatically wonder why this story got mentioned on the WorldWide Leading Sports website.

Call it the Roethlisburger Effect.

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