Tonight, Ohio State plays Tennessee in the basketball tournament. A friend recently encouraged me to read a recent Sports Illustrated profile of OSU standout Greg Oden:
Bright, curious, and witty, Oden is the kind of kid professors relish having in class. He planned to declare a finance major in his first semester and dig into a full course load. But because of basketball, his academic advisors counseled him to pull back–his major is now “undecided”–and he is taking only two courses this quarter: Sociology 101 and History of Rock and Roll. (He also recevies two credits of basketball, a benefit varsity athletes are able to claim twice during their academic career.) His 12 credits, the NCAA minimum, make for a strikingly light load compared with that of most freshmen.