Letter to the Editor: TCU and SMU should consider friendly rivalry

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    Dear TCU and SMU Communities,

    Though TCU and SMU consider each other rivals, our institutions have many similarities. As medium-sized private institutions in the DFW Metroplex, both strive for academic excellence and are passionate about athletics. The two institutions have a deep-seated, local football rivalry culminating each year in the battle for the Iron Skillet. This exciting tradition can cause emotions to run high as the game approaches and on game day.

    As we do every year, we anticipate a friendly rivalry and expect our students to behave in a way that best reflects the sportsmanlike spirit at SMU and TCU. Please bear in mind that:

    1). You are responsible for your own actions and have the opportunity to set a positive example for others;

    2). TCU and SMU expect sportsmanship on and off the field;

    3). You demonstrate respect for yourself, your team and your university by showing respect to all those around you.

    Join us in committing to make this year’s game a safe, respectful and fun experience for all involved.

    Go Frogs! Pony Up!

    Sincerely,

    Jake Torres