Article is by Mike Corey, incidentally...
The first image that comes to my mind when I think of Lindsey is the hug between her and the mentally challenged child. That and the story surrounding this relationship tells me all I need to know about her character.
as i stated earlier , from what i've seen and read about lindsey, she deserves the recognition. i just disagree with honoring someone who was suspended for a year without explanation. just my opinion and from what i'm reading here i guess i'm about the only one who cares about it.
If what I was told by sources close to the situation is correct, the suspension was certainly warranted and IMO, it should preclude Harding from having her jersey retired. Lindsey entered Duke the same year I did and having attended 95% of the home games as well as a handful of away games during her career, I have tremendous respect for her ability on the court as well as 99% of her actions off the court. Personally, my opinion regarding retired jerseys (& banners) is the opposite of what seems to be held down 15-501. I feel like the rafters belong to only the absolute best, on and off the court, and unfortunately, a bad decision keeps Lindsey from that distinction in my mind. That will not stop me from applauding Lindsey Saturday. She has still done some tremendous things for this community and for Duke Womens basketball, all of which deserve recognition.
I don't have any quarrel with feeling that the suspension should make her ineligible for jersey retirement. It does concern me somewhat, but I also feel that since the decision has already been made, I will support her. It was the IMO bizarre assertion that being an alumnus or donor should make one privy to information that's not been publicly released for good reason that I took issue with. Many of us as fans tend to develop an over-inflated sense of our importance in the scheme of things.
Sometime you simply have to say to yourself, "This athletic department (save the lacrosse incident) has comported itself incredibly well over the years. No serious scandals, high graduation rates, good students who are good people, coaches who play by the rules, etc. I'm not entitled to know everything about everybody. I'll just have to trust that they are doing the right thing."
thanks for some more insight on ferpa. while i agree with its intentions i'm not so certain i agree with its outcome.
I belive the reference above to a retired jersey with past suspension history would refer to the original #10, retired May 1, 1952.
Trinity '97, Tent #1 '97
Yes. He was suspended from school for academic reasons. Most people don't know that.
Trinity '97, Tent #1 '97