Letters to the Editor

Kirkwood sports deserve more coverage

The Gazette does a great job covering Kirkwood Community College in the news section, but I’d love to see more Kirkwood sports coverage.

Kirkwood’s six athletic teams consistently are nationally ranked and have won a combined 10 national titles. The Kirkwood women’s basketball team finished 37-0 last year and won their seventh national title, and the following day received a brief mention in a sports page. The Kirkwood men’s basketball team won the national title in 2016, and the next day received a couple of sentences. The Feb. 18 sports section was 12 pages long, but besides the score, there wasn’t a single word about the Kirkwood men’s or women’s basketball games from the previous day.

There are exciting things happening within Kirkwood’s athletic program — former players transferring to Iowa, ISU, UNI and other colleges; players overcoming obstacles; alumni playing professionally; and players and coaches receiving national recognition. I think our community would enjoy reading more Kirkwood stories in the sports section, as well as features about the athletic achievements of other local, small colleges who sometimes are overlooked.

Eric Weiler



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