Monday, July 12, 2010

NCAA: Get This One Right...

The NCAA is considering a rule (another rule) to ban scholarship offers to high school athletes
before July 1st of the summer between their junior and senior years. The rule would apply to all sports if passed. This means there would be no more sophomore and junior , or even earlier, offers. This is one piece of legislation that I hope the governing body of intercollegiate athletics passes. Offering kids scholarships early in the formative high school years serves as no great service to the kid nor the college. Too many things can and do happen when the time span between offers and college entry is drawn out too long. Let high school student athletes be high school kids until they get much closer to meeting their eligibility requirements.

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