Tuesday, July 29, 2008

At the sports desk: sorriest excuse of the day dept

A number of players from last year's Indiana University basketball team wound up flunking out, and are now off the team. So why did a number of them quit going to class? Former player Armon Bassett gave this reason, as reported by the Indianapolis Star:

"The Bloomington (Ind.) Herald-Times reported the Hoosiers' second semester team GPA was 2.13. One former player, Armon Bassett, said he and his teammates stopped going to class because they believed reporters were camping out at their classes. 'That's absurd," [new Hoosier coach Tom] Crean said recently. "A complete cop-out."

Good for him. But how did IU ever let things get so bad?