That’s the spirit

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Saturday evening’s Lady Bison basketball game against Southern Arkansas University was designated a “pink out” with the team wearing pink uniforms and the cheerleaders in pink and black.

This year there was an additional color with teal bisons on the players’ uniforms in honor of former Lady Bison Kendra Bailey who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2011 at the age of 28.

Watching the game, I somehow missed another neat aspect of the night, which I discovered looking through photos from the game while working on a brochure yesterday.

The referees had pink whistles. I don’t know their origin, but I had to smile seeing referees with pink whistles. Even the officials got into the spirit of the fight against cancer and added another touch to a great evening at the Rhodes.

By the way, the 16-3 Lady Bisons won the contest 72-61 and are ranked No. 20 in the latest USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.

Tom Buterbaugh, editor/designer

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