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Back to school: Athletes have regained campus, spirit at Dillard U.

Moscatello, Caitlin (2007) Back to school: Athletes have regained campus, spirit at Dillard U. Sports Illustrated.

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The Dillard University women's basketball players took off their shoes, snuck into the gym and turned on the lights. There was a moment of silence, and then laughter and screaming. As the fluorescent flicker from the ceiling lamps bounced off the newly waxed floors, skidded across the scoreboard and caught the bright orange rims holding up two perfectly white nets, a collective sigh of relief filled the room. "It was a great release," said Kiki Barnes, coach of the Dillard Blue Devils and interim Athletic Director. "It was a 'We are back. This is our place.'" The gym, much like the other 28 buildings on campus, had been submerged in nearly seven feet of water during Hurricane Katrina,


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Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; student-athletes; post-Katrina
Subjects: Teaching
Practice
Teaching > Community Redevelopment
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    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2011
    Last Modified: 12 May 2011 12:38
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/814

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