Christian college drops non-PC team name ‘Crusaders’

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by Howard Portnoy

And the hits just come on coming on the team name/mascot front! This time, the injury appears to be self-inflicted. According to Fox News, Maranatha Baptist University, a Christian college in Watertown, Wisc., made the decision internally to eschew its moniker, the “Crusaders,” after nearly 50 years. The reason given by university officials? To better fit in with a “more global society.”

Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it [the team name change]coincides with its [the school’s]name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December.

“But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed since 9/11 and we’ve become a more global society with the Internet. The heartbeat behind this was not political correctness, but expanded opportunities for our students.”

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