Skip to comments.Fencing Team Banned from North Dakota State University
Posted on 05/14/2014 8:51:05 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid
Fencing, an Olympic sport sponsored by more than 30 NCAA schools, involves two athletes engaging in what is effectively a sword fight with a foil, saber, or épée. The equipment is blunted and does not have any actual blades or sharp tips. Unfortunately, for the newly-formed club fencing team at North Dakota State University, fencing equipment counts as a weapon, and the club has been barred from practicing on campus.
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A properly trained man walking on the campus with his bare hands outside his pockets is also a potentially deadly weapon. They gonna ban these too?
Don't be a hater!
I guess they’d better remove the forks and steak knives from the campus dining halls, too. Sharp and pointy metal things, they are!
I wonder if the school has an archery class?
These are the Bison eh? Oh well, you can carry hockey sticks on the campus.
Time to call the Fonz!
Indeed, forks and knives ARE sharp and pointy.
BTW, I looked up the clubs/teams/activities at NDSU, and found that while they do not have an archery club, they DO have a track and field team. Wonder what they think of having all those dangerous javelins around.
They also have a Marksmanship Club, which meets at a local gun range.
What if they also start a competition skeet/target shooting club? Will that be a problem?
Do they ban the javelin track team guys as well?
I looked that up, Jack. They do have a Marksmanship Club. It meets off campus, at a local gun range.
They do know this not build on the Mexicon boarder type of fencing.
We’ll it is a University.
I bet who ever made this decision had at least two PhDs.
Are baseball bats next?
Not sure about the PhDs. From what I understand, it is the Police and Safety Office director who made this asinine decision. His name is Ray Boyer. Here’s his contact page at the university:
PS: But a double dose of PhD is usually a great indicator of just how much BS one can sling.
I have a nephew who’s had two colleges offer him fencing scholarships. Oh, and he’s “Mensa” league, academically.
Too bad, so sad for ND State.
Well, the Bisons don’t have a history of being the “Fighting Sioux”...
My son is also a fencer. While he will not be attending a college with a fencing team (the only Catholic colleges with teams are...well...not very Catholic), he hopes to start at least a club at his new school.