Northwestern Changing Perceptions: Tradition In College Football

Posted by Jonathan Hodges on December-9-2009 Add Comments

College football is truly a unique sport, as demonstrated on the field by the importance of every game throughout the season, and off the field by the large following that it draws to schools across the nation.  It is a game that is full of tradition, which is a great way to bring a university community together. However, it can also lead to blatantly incorrect assumptions about the team on the field.

The primary reason behind this article is the recent publication of a piece in ESPN The Magazine (not available online) titled "6 Things You Should Know about Cheering for a Losing Team" that featured an interview with Northwestern cheerleader Krissy Cox, who is currently a senior at NU.

While there has been much...

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