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College Football Rivalry Collides With Yom Kippur

Like it or not, college football has narrow associations: over-glorified, over-worked “student”-athletes; a byzantine and highly controversial championship system, otherwise known as the Bowl Championship Series; and boozing. Lots of boozing.

So in the event a game happens to fall on, say, Yom Kippur, some students might be caught in a bind. Said event is scheduled to happen on October 8, 2011, when the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma, longstanding rivals, will play on the Day of Atonement.

But not if UT’s student government can help it. After at least 1,200 people signed an online petition calling for the date of the game to be changed, the government “voted unanimously this week to call for rescheduling the Texas-Oklahoma game,” reported the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

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