Speaking of the intersection of academic and big-time college sports (as I am extremely wont to do), I love this story in today’s New York Times about a kid who started on the U. of Kentucky basketball team, then transferred to Cornell, where he comes off the bench. His current GPA high above Cayuga’s waters? 4.0. The Times writes that the student, Mark Coury,
was reading from a textbook during one open-locker-room news media session during the first two rounds in Jacksonville, Fla. Whenever a reporter wanted to ask him a question, Coury had to stop his studying. Coury says he has an internship this summer at Goldman Sachs.
I’m not a praying man, but as Homer Simpson would say, “If you’re up there, Superman, please help Cornell beat Kentucky on Thursday!”