While I appreciate the sentiment, the facts are a little distorted to validate
the asserted principle. The suspension will not cause BYU to miss the NCUA
tournament no matter how BYU does in the MWC tourney. Second, college life and
the effort on the court will never fade away. Good or bad, it will always be
part of his life and shape the young man forever. Players who leave early to
pursue the dream of the pros will miss something that will stay with them
forever as a source of pride and fond memories. That is something of great
value that endures.
If sports weren't so overvalued in universities today, we would not need to have
I agree with Cassidy. Fond memories mean nothing to one who has compromised his
values. And high school sports provide many fond memories, at least for this
sibling of a football player who signed a letter of intent to the University of
Utah & was good enough to be professional..