I don’t follow a lot of US college sports, but this news caught my eye as DeanBlundell.com’s resident lunatic feminist (according to that dude Charlie, who hung out in the comments on my posts for a week, until he found some other liberal to harass online).
— Sarah Fuller (@SarahFuller_27) November 27, 2020
Vanderbilt University’s Sarah Fuller will suit up for today’s Power 5 football game against the University of Missouri, and she might play. If she does, the young kicker will make history as the first female to play in an NCAA Power 5 football game.
Fuller is a goalkeeper for Vanderbilt University’s championship soccer team, and last week tried out for, and won, a vacated roster spot on the all-male football squad.
Fuller is so close to that glass ceiling. Closer than a field goal from the centre of the ten-yard line.
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) November 27, 2020
Vanderbilt’s record so far this season is 0-7. Bad. Like watching the Ottawa Senators try to do hockey bad. Vanderbilt’s football program has nothing to lose, and they need good press. And the school is tweeting like Fuller will make history some time after kick-off against Missouri, today at 11am EST.
This story has circulated widely, and Fuller already has endorsements from all sorts of sports fans – from college football fans who hate Vanderbilt but love this good news story, to infamous glass ceiling smasher Billie Jean King, the tennis legend.
My family *hates* Vanderbilt.
The females in my family *are* excited to the hilt for Sarah Fuller (so are the men) #PlayLikeAGirl
— Neyland Mafia (@neylandmafia) November 28, 2020
Football history may happen today.
Good luck to @VanderbiltU’s Sarah Fuller, goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team, who is dressing for their football team as its place-kicker.
If she plays, she will be the 1st woman to do so in Power 5 football.
Women belong in the game! https://t.co/XouFpvMRgd
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) November 28, 2020
Stoked for Sarah Fuller at @VandyFootball today.
She’s representing the women and girls who dream and work for this stage and those moments.
— Roseanna Smith (@CoachSmith67) November 28, 2020
Today was supposed to be a day I got to say "the 2 colleges mentioned in my first novel are playing each other". However, the schedule changed but an even bigger story happened. Today Sarah Fuller will become the first female SEC football player. Congrats to her. #PlayLikeAGirl pic.twitter.com/AfPU7MfA70
— BDGrayson (@BDGraysonNovels) November 28, 2020
For Fuller, for the future of sport, and to give angry conservative anti-feminists something to scream into the void about, here’s hoping Vanderbilt’s coaching staff follows through on all this hype. Get it, Sarah!