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Current Issues with Dr. Phillips

Current Issues with Dr. Phillips

Nov. 29, 2007

We were all pleased with the outcome of last Saturday night’s victory in Columbia. The support of our fans at the game was tremendous, as it has been all season. Our average home attendance this year was among the best in school history and the support of our fans for road games certainly contributed to the 4-1 road record, the best road record for the program in 10 years.

In this column and other initiatives, we have discussed the importance of good sportsmanship at all of our athletic events, home and away. From what I saw, that was the case at Saturday’s game in Columbia. We have made great strides by demonstrating good sportsmanship, especially in our competitions with the University of South Carolina.

However, I must say that I was disappointed on Tuesday when I learned of a billboard on I-26 in Columbia that displays the final score and other remarks.

We do not condone the exhibition of this billboard. It steps over the line and I am personally disappointed that it has been displayed. And, I would ask those that are responsible to have it removed.

How we handle our success and adversity needs to always reflect the character and dignity of our great University.

In Solid Orange, Terry Don Phillips Director of Athletics