Jewish World Review April 22, 2003 / 20 Nissan, 5763
Correct the hypocrisy in big time college sports
There is something unsavory about Roy Williams going to work
at North Carolina the day after leaving Kansas. Williams is
allowed work, but if one of his former players joined him, he
would have to sit out a year.
Williams and other college coaches constantly break contracts
and find better jobs. its the nature of the business, but student-
athletes have restrictions placed upon them if they find a better
Sure Georgia did release players from
commitments after Jim Harrick left the program and those
players can shop around legally.but why does the NCAA
allow coach jumping but not player jumping?
generally commit to a school because a coach sweet talks them
into being on their team.
The NCAA and the media look the other way when a coach leaves,
but the NCAA and the media are upset when a star player decides
to leave school for the NBA.
Also, college students who aren't
varsity athletes do transfer schools and don't have to sit out
a year. It's time college presidents, not the athletic directors,
correct the hypocrisy in big time college sports.
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JWR contributor Evan Weiner is a radio commentator on "The Business
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