My rants and insight into Colgate athletics and Patriot League sports

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Mark Murphy's Got His Hands Full

They say that boys will be boys... so how do you explain this?

Northwestern University suspended its women's soccer team Monday pending an investigation of alleged hazing involving players last year.

A Web site on Monday displayed pictures allegedly of Northwestern soccer players clad only in T-shirts and underwear -- some with blindfolds on and others with their hands tied behind their backs. Other women had words or pictures scrawled on their bodies and clothes, and it appeared some were drinking alcohol.

I've often thought that while fraternities and sororities get plenty of the spotlight for hazing, there are some pockets of athletic and club hazing that goes on with little consequence. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in light of the atmosphere in college athletics after Duke rape case and because these are women doing it.

Update: A link to the pictures in question.


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