Student Government Association has made it known that its top priorities include building school pride and forming inter-conference rivalries.
Yet, unless students have their own ride to DeKalb, Ill., they will miss out on the budding rivalry between the Cardinals and the Huskies.
They also will miss out on history. If Ball State defeats Northern Illinois Saturday, it will be the first Mid-American Conference West championship for the Cardinals. And, for the first time, the MAC Championship game would be played in Muncie.
It is hard to believe that Tommy Rector, student body president and major proponent of Ball State football, could not raise the funding. Yet that seems to be the case.
This game could be a one-time-only opportunity for Ball State students. It has been a long time since we have uttered the words "Ball State football" and "MAC championship" in the same sentence.
SGA should start planning now for next year's schedule, seeking funding from University Advancement, local businesses and prominent alumni.
If Ball State's football spirit is to grow, then SGA's busing program must include games such as this.