Toppin. Ionescu. Winston. Powell. Howard. Garza. Alarie. Cowan. Jones. Azubuike. Mays. Cox. Tillie. Mooney. Flynn. Stevens. Pritchard...just a few of the stars that won’t finish the year the way they hoped and expected. Heartbreaking. Respect and empathy for them all.
Throwback Thursday! The 1986 ACC Tournament Champions (Jay Bilas, Johnny Dawkins, Mark Alarie, David Henderson pictured). Not pictured, Tommy Amaker, Billy King, Danny Ferry, Quin Snyder, Kevin Strickland, Weldon Williams, John Smith, Martin Nessley.
This is such a difficult issue. The pros have suspended play. The pros. How does the NCAA trot out amateurs to play for money? No way. This is a public health issue, not just a sporting event. Is the NCAA comfortable playing when paid pros will not? Really?
Certainly no quarrel with the decision. This is a public health issue during a pandemic. Interesting note: Emmert states that he made this decision, indicating that he has the sole authority to ultimately decide this issue.