WHATS GOING ON?
The Presidents of the America East Conference have voted to BAN Boston University student athletes from competing in
conference championships this year, in response to BU accepting an invitation to join the Patriot League in the fall of 2013.
»Click here to view a message from Boston University Vice President and Director of Athletics Mike Lynch
»BU Today Article (published July 11, 2012)
»ESPN: Postseason Ban NOT The Norm
THATS NOT COOL!
- We agree. While it is understandable that America East has its priorities that may preclude individual member schools, it is not fair that BU student athletes are prohibited from competing. This isn't about adminstrative decisions, money, or anything else. This is simply about a bunch of hardworking student athletes in ALL America East schools who deserve the undiluted competition that train so hard for.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Boston University student athletes will not be able to participate in America East conference championships. This means that individuals and teams
will only be able to reach NCAA championships by receiving at-large bids, which are rare for America East schools.
Hundreds of BU student athletes are affected by this decision. The punishment falls especially hard on seniors, who would lose their final opportunity to compete in conference and NCAA championships. Furthermore, without the ability to win any conference championships, BU would be unable to defend its current streak of seven straight America East Director's Cups.
BU brings fierce and healthy competition to the America East league. Without BU's participation, the significance of the conference championship is diminished, which is unfair to student athetes at ALL America East schools! Every student athlete wants to win without reservation!
WHAT CAN I DO?
- BU has already appealed the decision at an official level, but to no avail. We ask that you sign this petition to overturn the ban. Also, please spread the word to your family and friends about this website and petition, and "like" our Facebook page! Together we hope to put enough pressure on America East officials to lift this unfair ban!
SIGN THIS PETITION!
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