22.8.04

SEVEN YEARS OF COLLEGE, DOWN THE DRAIN? Perhaps that is a bit too harsh a description. Read this story (registration required) about the travails of a young man who first signs to play football for Iowa, then transfers to Illinois, who has more than his share of injuries. Consider, however, the eligibility follies inherent in transferring, sitting out, then petitioning for additional eligibility ... with none of it for pay. Note also that the young man's academic progress (or lack thereof) is not newsworthy. One would think that he would be able to have finished a degree at Illinois by now, and suited up as a senior at large.

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