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Declaring early for the draft - not just for men anymore

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Good for her. I'd care more if it were Candace Parker though.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    It's kind of disingenuous for the article to say she is skipping her senior season when she will graduate early.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    She's still eligible for another year - lots of players play as post-grads - so she IS skipping her senior season of eligibility. Eligibility and class status are two different things.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    As Moddy said, it didn't say she's skipping her senior year...just her senior season.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    But she's not skipping it. It doesn't exist if she's graduating early. She could stay as a grad student and play, but would that be considered her senior year of eligibility or fourth year of eligibility?

    The last paragraph actually says, "by skipping her final year of eligibility." I just don't like the use of the word "skipping." She's not skipping out on anything; she's graduating early. Or maybe even on time, as the article says she's a redshirt junior. Must be an academic senior.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Senior year. She IS skipping it. It does exist. You can graduate and play as a post-grad.
    Giving up her final year might be a better choice of words.
  8. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    She's a fourth-year player, so she's about to get her degree. Welcome to Pat's World, where, by God, you get your degree before you leave.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Anyway, good for her to actually graduate early (or on time, based on academic years) before going to the pros. When the guys leave eligibility on the table, they don't usually take their degrees along with them.
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Of course they're usually getting enough money to buy a college.
  11. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I agree.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Well given that the WNBA requires players to either get a degree or use up their eligibility, that's not a huge requirement on Pat's part.
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