Thuggish Behavior: Cincinnati and Xavier Brawl


In his Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column, James Causey takes a look at last week's brawl between the University of Cincinnati and its crosstown rival the University of Xavier. Trash-talking started between the basketball teams on Twitter and spilled over into a game-ending brawl. Causey argues that the college students should have lost concerns about "dissing" when they left middle school. 

… During the press conference, senior guard and All-America candidate for Xavier Tu Holloway wasn't done. When asked about the brawl, Holloway replied: "We got disrespected a little bit before the game, guys calling us out. We're a tougher team. We're grown men over here. We got a whole bunch of gangstas in the locker room. Not thugs, but tough guys on the court. We went out there and zipped 'em up at the end of the game."


Holloway said he was upset before the start of the game because he was "dissed" by a Cincinnati player on the radio earlier that week. He said the words continued during the game until it eventually spilled over.

The "dissing" sounds like something kids do in middle and high school. You would think by the time these young men get to college they could leave those thuggish ways behind them.

These kids can learn something from the Army-Navy rivalry.

Read James Causey's entire column at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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