Via the Hartford Courant (you can see the whole story here: http://www.individual.com/story.php?story=98929212), we now know that Stanely Robinson hasn't recieved a grade since fall of 2007 yet has been allowed to play over 40 games in that time frame.
To me this is the nail in the coffin for UConn's program. Recruiting antics aside, this is a disgrace to the university. I can't believe that the two terps who are running their AD allowed this to happen.
In case you are wondering, and are two lazy to read the article, UConn again did not technically violate any rules, or at least it appears that way. Before recieving his grades (presumably they were failing grades) Robinson withdrew from classes in Spring of last year, at which point Calhoun changed his status to a walk on, hooked him up with a job at a factory where he is making 20/hr and put him on academic redshirt status. Robinson enrolled in classes this semester.
I can already see Josh's response, hey no rules were violated so move on. The gamesmanship on the recruitng trail is one thing, but the gamesmanship of keeping a kid elligible to play while he is clearly unable to pass a class is quite another. Remember these are places of higher learning. If UConn does not want to have student atheletes represent it, then it should not be allowed to compete against other studend atheletes. Period.
And before you say "everyone does it" they do not. Maryland lost Chris McCray due to academic inelligability a while back and he was a star player for us. If a kid is failing classes, there are more important things than basketball and you should not rig the rules so that they can continue to play basketball. OR, you shouldnt pretend to be a college basketball program and start competing in the NBA.
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