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    Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    Office of the President at Washington State University - Preparing for Thursday Football Game Oct. 31 They're cancelling classes in the afternoon, and making them optional that morning. Sounds like they wanted a packed stadium to be shown on TV. Don't know if this has been done before.



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    Gotta cancel classes to fill 33,000 seats.


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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    That's equally embarrassing for the school and the football program.



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    The Pirate wants his students drunk and rowdy!




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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    That's equally embarrassing for the school and the football program.
    I dont see it as embarrassing at all. A lot of students come to big schools because of big-time things like football. When a sizable chunk of your student body (in washington state's case the only number i can find is 6200, when the university has 15,000 undergrads in pullman) will be wanting to go to the game and an even larger portion will be disrupted by the game (things like parking, which also are disrupted on campus when ISU hosts a thursday\friday game), it makes sense.



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I dont see it as embarrassing at all. A lot of students come to big schools because of big-time things like football. When a sizable chunk of your student body (in washington state's case the only number i can find is 6200, when the university has 15,000 undergrads in pullman) will be wanting to go to the game and an even larger portion will be disrupted by the game (things like parking, which also are disrupted on campus when ISU hosts a thursday\friday game), it makes sense.
    Yeah, but it's still supposed to be about the school first, sports second.



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    The Pirate wants his students drunk and rowdy!
    And his players not listening to their fat little girlfriends!



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    IIRC, Ames High let out school when their basketball team was competing for the state championship.



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    Yeah, but it's still supposed to be about the school first, sports second.
    And it still is. This is one day of an entire year. School first sports second doesnt necessarily mean that football never takes priority.

    And long-run, a successful and well-exposed athletics program benefits the school in a whole multitude of ways. So taking off a day of school to support something that will long-run benefit the school isnt even entirely just 'athletics first, school second'



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    IIRC, Ames High let out school when their basketball team was competing for the state championship.
    Most Iowa HS do this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    IIRC, Ames High let out school when their basketball team was competing for the state championship.
    But that's so students, staff and families can travel to Des Moines to support their team, since they can't be two places at once. Good god, this is a home game for WSU, at 6 pm...



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    Either way, I'm not going to my Friday classes the day after the Texas game. That's just silly.



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    Re: Washington State cancels classes prior to Oct. 31 game vs. ASU

    This isn't the first time as Florida State has to basically shut down campus for two days to host a weeknight football game. But they have decided not to do this since 2002.

    Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher would like Seminoles to host a Thursday night game (and why it won



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