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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rules change: MU apparel not allowed in Cougar facilities

By Wayne Boykin

In August, the Athletic Department decided not to allow collegiate apparel for any institution except Columbia College in their facilities. This means that anyone who wants to work out or shoot some hoops cannot wear University of Missouri or any other college’s apparel.

Anyone spotted in the fitness and recreational center wearing another university’s apparel will be asked to leave or change. “If you don’t have a Columbia College shirt, we will give you one free one,” said assistant director of Athletics Ryan McDannold. These shirts are gray with navy lettering and the phrase, “We are CC.” McDannold said shirts are available at the front desk of the fitness center with the presentation of a Columbia College I.D.

Rumors abound about this new policy, and McDannold said it does not include professional teams’ or high school teams’ apparel. So, working out in Kansas City
Chiefs sweats or a high school basketball championship shirt is allowed.

Photo by Wayne Boykin

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