Let Dayton Students Play Basketball Again

Let Dayton Students Play Basketball Again

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David Phillips started this petition to University of Dayton

The last few months have been a very stressful time for all students at UD. Classes have been extremely difficult and motivation is at an all time low for students. Many of us have been looking for a way to relieve this stress, but it has been made even more difficult to do so because of the baffling policies put in place by the university. One of the biggest stress relievers and pastimes at UD is basketball. The RecPlex on campus has completely banned any sort of competitive game, but still allow us to shoot shots at the same hoop. Scientifically and factually there is zero difference between shooting next to someone and playing a competitive game with them. They also limit us to 2 people maximum per hoop. I live with 2 other guys here at UD, and one day we all wanted to go to the Rec to shoot together. Instead of having roommates who are together 24/7 shoot together, one of us was forced to shoot with a stranger who we had never met before because of the UD policy. In what way is forcing people to expose themselves to people other than their roommates a good idea? There is no reason the students shouldn’t at least be able to play competitive games in the recplex with their roommates. This would drastically increase the enjoyment for students here at UD who love basketball and just make way more sense than not allowing us to play basketball the way we want. I hope that if anyone here at UD who was a part of this rule being put in place reconsiders their illogical decision and allows the students to have a chance to enjoy the RecPlex while also being safe. Let us play competitive games again!

EDIT: As I’m writing this the RecPlex is now limiting us to one appointment per day. This means you can get a maximum of 1 hour of either working out or playing basketball a day. For college students stuck in their rooms all day, this simply isn’t enough time. The people who are here chose to be back on campus, it’s time to let us choose if we want to be able to play basketball and workout. 

Thank You,

The UD Basketball Court and RecPlex Users

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