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BigB0882
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re: LSU Gymnastics Recruiting Thread
The things people post on a public forum. My goodness...


russiangym
Member since Jan 2020
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re: LSU Gymnastics Recruiting Thread
Guys - things are getting a bit heated. I know we all want the best for the girls and the team. We hope the girls to be healthy, successful in and out of the gym, and hopefully also do well in season.

These recent accounts of racism in other gymnastics teams have been very sad. I believe and really feel for these girls who have been the subject of mistreatment. Is it fair to wonder whether the same story is true of other teams? Yes, I think that's inevitable. But perhaps we shouldn't jump to make assumptions. As fans we see very little of what goes on behind the scenes or the background. There haven't been any concrete criticms of the LSU programme. There was a vaguer account raised by a former LSU gymnast, and it's fair to wonder whether possibly she had negative experiences in LSU, but equally, we ought to give the team (and all other teams where there have not been people speaking out) the benefit of the doubt. It shouldn't be a witch hunt, nor should girls feel pressured into standing up and talking about their experiences (positive or not) because of pressure from fans/Twitter/etc. Of course, I hope that within the programme, there are avenues for complaints, and that the team continually tries to improve and implement best practices. That way the girls can have the training environment, college experience, and just generally the life that they deserve to have.

Moving the topic on to recruiting: any news or updates?
This post was edited on 6/24 at 1:08 pm


lsusteve1
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Member since Dec 2004
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re: LSU Gymnastics Recruiting Thread
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These recent accounts of racism in other gymnastics teams have been very sad. I believe and really feel for these girls who have been the subject of mistreatment


There's nothing to stop anyone/anytime of accusing a Program of racism, mistreatment, etc.

This new world we live in will have accusations flying frequently now.

Unfortunately, it'll harm the actual times it does happen.


jpylan1
Member since Oct 2008
56 posts

re: LSU Gymnastics Recruiting Thread
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We all have favorites—a favorite gymnast, favorite routine and even a favorite team. While, as journalists, we remain unbiased in our reporting, we still can’t help but gravitate toward certain things when we’re watching as fans


LOL!!! I went to collegegymnews.com today and saw that as their opening for one of their newest articles. I literally started laughing. That website is one of the worst offenders of having their "favorite teams." Hope y'all get a little chuckle from it too!


SLIPSHITE
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2019
102 posts

re: LSU Gymnastics Recruiting Thread
Absolutely nothing going on in gymnastics? This place is dead!


Bayougallc
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2018
208 posts

re: LSU Gymnastics Recruiting Thread
Agreed.....Dead as tombs.


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