Private College Combines Phys Ed, Patriotism

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In the current, volatile sports environment of protest and debate, a private college in Missouri has no qualms about publicizing its stance on recent issues.

In September, College of the Ozarks announced a “No Pledge, No Play” policy, in which it vows not to compete in athletic events against schools whose teams chose not to stand while the anthem plays.

College of the Ozarks president Jerry Davis told The Kansas City Star, “We want to make it clear that we are not going to participate in a game where we think disrespect for the national anthem or the flag is being displayed.”

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