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Letter to the editor: NCAA regulations reach into classroom, deny students opportunities to learn

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Letter to the editor:

The NCAA is a touchy subject, especially around the Ohio State campus following the perfect season that seemingly went unnoticed due to the bowl ban issued to the Buckeyes. Many people agree that the NCAA has the right and the obligation to set rules and hand down punishments, I personally believe that they have too many restrictions on arbitrary issues. One example specifically is the NCAA’s ban on student-athletes participation in NCAA March Madness brackets. As a sports industry major, I have classes with many athletes. In my College Sport class, our teacher had the idea to allow us to fill out brackets for potential extra credit. However, with the fact that we have athletes in the class, she was unable to do so. Here we have a teacher who actually tried to incorporate the current interests and sports into class, and because of the NCAA we were denied that opportunity. The NCAA needs to examine what their role is and stick to the issues that matter.

Ryan Gyrion
Third-year in sports industry
gyrion.1@osu.edu
 

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