- Jan 30, 2013
That's going to be tougher to defend if the player loses a season of eligibility for something completely out of his control (even more so than a torn ACL, which usually rates an extra year even if they've burned their redshirt). The players are willing to play, the can't, and they lose a season of the few they're given. Especially so if the NCAA shuts down sports and there's not even a possibility of playing else where.Some high school seniors this year had scholarships pulled for the upcoming year due to extending eligibility. Really stinks for them. I think if a current athlete misses a season then so be it. Unfortunate, but they still have a scholarship, access to facilitates as so on. Everything moves on.