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Thursday, July 13, 2006

For the Love of the Game

The Double A Zone offers some great stuff on the lives of college athletes and coaches. Click here for a take on life as a DIII softball player. She isn't on a scholarship, but she loves the game as much as someone who is at an elite DI program. While the elite DI spectator sports draw all the fans, it's heartening to know that the bulk of college athletes play for something other than a chance to play for money after their eligibility is up. Washington University in St. Louis is an outstanding school, and it's nice to see blog posts about programs like this one. The papers usually don't give DIII programs much press; in fairness, DIII programs do not sell papers. That said, it's a good and quick read, and it reminds you that there is a unique level of joy in games that do not involve the big bucks.

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