Azziz's prints are all over this

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It was bad enough that the name of the combined Augusta State University and the Medical College of Georgia was changed to Georgia Regents University (ugh). Then GRU President Ricardo Azziz threw us a bone and added “Augusta” to the name, but that was unofficial. It has rarely been seen on anything official.

I played basketball for Augusta College in the 1970s, and felt the change to Augusta State University was a natural progression of growth. The deletion of the A’s and the Augusta State logos from team photos (“Erasing history,” Feb. 28) is an unacceptable, heinous step by Azziz. Make no mistake, his heavy-handed fingerprints are all over this move.

There is NO GOOD reason for this whatsoever. I know head basketball coach Dip Metress, assistant basketball coach Lenny Carlson, the golf team and anyone connected with ASU athletics must have some real issues with this move, but I think they and everyone else have been muzzled by Azziz on this.

I’ll say what I think and what many, many others think: Azziz has gone too far. This stinks, and he stinks. And the response from Azziz’s toady, GRU Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing David Brond, was a joke – and not a funny one.

Jay Bower


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Bizkit 03/04/13 - 08:35 am
Obviously he is a

Obviously he is a progressive. With the rewriting of history notions and spend, spend, spend our money on changing the name of the school every few years.

deestafford 03/04/13 - 11:12 am
You bring someone in from the left coast

and you're going to get a left coast, liberal, progessive. What did those who bought him in expect? That he was going to embrace the pride of the South and Augusta?

Darby 03/04/13 - 06:14 pm
I know we have become too civilized.....

now, but still, tar and feathering does have a nice ring to it.

As does, "run out of town on a rail".

I can dream can't I?

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