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Eng 1010 editorial - Dustin Haag Eng 1010-32 Editorial The Branding Iron America's Pastime Ah baseball America's pastime ball parks and hot dogs

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Dustin Haag Eng 1010-32 Editorial The Branding Iron America’s Pastime Ah, baseball. America’s pastime… ball parks and hot dogs, homeruns and double plays, the second most internationally played sport (behind soccer), and the most played sport in the United States. So why is Wyoming the only state without a collegiate baseball team then? You would think that being the only four-year University in the State, UW would surely feel obligated to support such an integral part of American Society, but they don’t. Whereas equality of the sexes is important in athletics, national discrimination laws are hindering opportunities for some athletes, in this case, Wyoming baseball players. There are however, other possibilities to be questioned. Is it because there aren’t any teams to compete against in the Mountain West Conference? Nope. In fact the University of Wyoming is one of only two schools in the MWC without a baseball team. The other is Colorado State University. Every one of the other seven schools in the Conference has a varsity baseball program. (MWC.com) Then there must be a lack of funding for such a program at UW. Wrong again. UW, being the only four-year University in the State, receives more government and state funding than most other public universities. In the 2005-2006 school year, the University of Wyoming received $623 million in funding from state,
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government, and other forms of revenue (such as tuition and athletic events). (Uwyo fact
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ENGL 1010 taught by Professor Ingolia during the Fall '08 term at Wyoming.

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Eng 1010 editorial - Dustin Haag Eng 1010-32 Editorial The Branding Iron America's Pastime Ah baseball America's pastime ball parks and hot dogs

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