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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Happy New Year!

One of my resolutions is to be less compulsive about blogging, so I'm taking the day off to watch football games.


My daughter and granddaughter live in Austin, so I'm rooting for the University of Texas.

I've always rooted for Michigan because my mother and sister went there, and I was a journalism fellow there.

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superdestroyer
Jan 03

There are 351 division 1 basketball schools. Each one has 14 scholarships for an athlete. That is 4900 college basketball players. Out of that, the NBA drafts 60 players each year with at least 10 coming from Europe. There is no way consider that other 4800 as being in the minor leagues.


In addition, there is no pathway to professional sports for Lacrosse, field hockey, water polo, volleyball, etc. One of the problems with college sports is the average member of the public views college sports through the lens of Alabama football and Duke Basketball when those schools are actually the outliers.

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buy
Jan 02

Our kids are at Washington: Go Huskys!

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superdestroyer
Jan 02

One could mention that the unlimited transfer rule along with the newer red-shirting rules is going to cause a lot of athletes and just not basketball players to transfer multiple times and get a sixth year student with no degree.


In addition, one of the future lawsuits for college athletics will be the four year (actually five) eligibility rule. The more athletes become employees, the less reason for the four year eligibility rule.

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humphrey
Jan 03
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"It's time to give up the idea that they are student athletes and recognize they are professionals in the minor leagues."

Yes, and to take it further, it's time to completely divorce athletics from academics, and get rid of interscholastic sports.

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