Kansas Loses a Pair of Scholarships

Big Red NetworkSenior Writer IMay 14, 2008

Perhaps a sign that KU football has arrived, the Jayhawks became one of 17 Division I-A football programs to lose scholarships as a penalty for it’s poor graduation rates. The Jayhawks were the only Big 12 school to be penalized in this manner and Washington State was the only other BCS conference school to be similarly sanctioned.

Now, in addition to the fat jokes about their head coach, the mental capacity of the players at KU is now fair game. How many Jayhawks does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

None. They don’t need to change a light bulb. They’re used to being in the dark.

KSU basketball was similarly shamed, losing a basketball scholarship (Bob Huggins strikes again!) I guess that makes the entire state of Kansas fair game. For example, a friend of mine got arrested for smuggling books into Kansas, but he got off on a technicality – no one could prove they were books.

But seriously folks, with the NCAA finally giving some real incentive for graduation rates, it’s going to give Nebraska that much more of an advantage with its academic support. Even in the Prop 48 era the Huskers managed to graduate players at high rates. Now they can net out to having an extra player or two on the roster against a conference foe. Nice.