UA Gymnastics

Samantha and I went to a gymnastics meet back in early February.  She has loved her gymnastics class so much (really, just the trampoline) (despite having a new teacher every few weeks) that I thought she’d enjoy the meet.  She did.  She learned a couple of cheers like “Go Go Go Alabama” and “B-A-M-A Roll Tide Roll.”


About a month later, we went again as a family (and the Grissoms were supposed to go with us, but their attempt was foiled yet again by sickness).  Sam was an old pro this time.  She asked for popcorn until I conceded.  I got the family tub, and discovered that Ellie can put us all under the table with her popcorn eating.  (That blur down there is one reason I didn’t get to watch much of the second meet…)

Just for Lizzie

Why is the University of Colorado known as CU and not UC or U of C?
The same applies at Kansas-KU, Missouri-MU, Nebraska-NU, Oklahoma-OU and Denver-DU. “Midwestern casualness,” says former CU historian Fred Casotti. It has always been this way at Colorado, for whatever reason, and at the other five listed above-but seemingly nowhere else in the USA. In the 1950s, there was a concerted effort to eliminate the use of “CU” on the Boulder campus, both as a symbol and in speech, but Casotti said that no one would buy into it. “Nobody would change,” he said. “It’s easier to say than U of C, UC sounds like slang or something (as in ‘you see’), and it was traditional. By trying to eliminate it, they reinforced it.”

(from the official athletics website of the University of Colorado)

Similarly, here we say “UA.” “AU” must just be slang.