Friday, October 27, 2017

NAIA BOUNCES FROM BRANSON, MO AMID COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS IMPASSE OVER 'NO PLEDGE, NO PLAY' ANTHEM POLICY!!!



A Christan college in Missouri loses economic opportunity because of national anthem policy.

Take a look a college basketball decision that will undoubtedly impact the bottom line of a rural MO institution. The highlights belong to TKC:

NAIA to Relocate 2018 Division II Men’s National Basketball Championship

KANSAS CITY, MO, October 27, 2017 – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the College of the Ozarks have agreed to relocate the 2018 NAIA DII Men’s Basketball Championship which was scheduled to take place in Branson, Mo. A new location has yet to be determined.

This decision came after multiple meetings regarding the possible impact of the College of the Ozarks’ “No Pledge, No Play” policy on the tournament, as well as the school’s request that the NAIA enact an association-wide policy requiring all players and coaches to stand during the national anthem.

“The NAIA respects the rights of all our members to determine the best course of action for their teams in regards to the national anthem,” said NAIA President Jim Carr. “However, our first priority is providing student-athletes the best event possible and neither the NAIA nor the College of the Ozarks want this issue to disrupt the competition or diminish the student-athlete experience.”

The NAIA believes the playing of the anthem provides student-athletes and fans an important and time-honored tradition to honor our country and veterans. The association encourages everyone in attendance to stand when the anthem is played.

The NAIA also understands that the freedom of speech -- and the right to peaceful protest -- are indisputable rights in the United States. Because the NAIA is made up of 250 diverse schools, the association believes it is in the best interest of the institutions to let them individually decide what actions are acceptable for their coaches and student-athletes.

“The College of the Ozarks has been a gracious and accommodating championship host for 18 years,” said NAIA President Jim Carr. “We appreciate their hospitality, as do the many student-athletes who had the privilege of playing in the DII national championship in Branson.”
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17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool, Branson doesn’t need their bribe money anyway

Anonymous said...

If my tax dollars assist in anyway with the students education, I want them to stand or, refund my taxes to me and they can sleep through the anthem for all I care.

Anonymous said...

Excellant

Fuck the NFL

Anonymous said...

300 people that would attend won't affect the economy.

Oh well.......

Anonymous said...

Like Brandon will actually miss the NAIA. Good motherfucking riddance.

Anonymous said...

No ghetto ball in Branson? Good.

Anonymous said...

When did it become bad to stand for the flag? A flag that a lot of people died for so these ungrateful bitch communist athletes can play a pussy game and make a lot of money.

Anonymous said...

people in Branson are really going to miss this cause it's such a hot bed for boring ass games played in a boring ass league

Anonymous said...

You have no say shit bitch. So sit down and shut the fuck up and pay your fucking taxes douchbag!!!

Anonymous said...

God you’re dumb..I bet you don’t even know why. Do you?

Anonymous said...

Boon follow each other around like a pack of monkeys. Time to let these brave kids foot the bills for their own cause.

Anonymous said...

The question is what does the Flag Stand For!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kids had a great time there and were treated with some world class fishing and some of the best guides and great people that they ever will meet. What a shame.

Anonymous said...

Good for the NAIA.

Anonymous said...


NAIA says they think everyone should stand for the anthem, but at the same time they have the right to protest????? NO THEY DON'T which one of us are able to protest at school or work???? NONE OF US! The NAIA's comment makes no sense!


6:00 You're free to leave the country.

Again it's black people who want to destroy our country, these people are a cancer to society, they do nothing but destroy! Funny how the FBI has named BLM a terrorist group!

Anonymous said...

649 is has a KILLA city public education

Smooth said...

“Our” you don’t know your history! I’ll pray for you. Prayers is what the NAIA