Kevin Ware, Mike Rice situations are latest college sports maladies
Tracee HamiltonIt’s impossible to be surprised by the dreadful hubris and hypocrisy of college sports, which seem a daily occurrence, much like the sun rising in the east. Today’s installment deals with Louisville and Rutgers.
Adidas has selflessly printed up T-shirts that say “Ri5e to the occasion” — referring to Cardinals guard Kevin Ware, who wore No. 5 — and will sell them for a mere $24.99. Louisville has graciously waived any profit from the shirts, and the money will go instead to Ware.
No, wait, it won’t. As with all student-athletes, Ware gets squadoosh, even for a T-shirt that is supposedly printed in his honor. Adidas has graciously agreed to donate a portion of its profits to the school’s scholarship fund. So a T-shirt and a university will profit from the horrific injury Ware suffered in Louisville’s Elite Eight game against Duke on Sunday.
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"Kevin Ware, Mike Rice situations are latest college sports maladies", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2013. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/kevin-ware-mike-rice-situations-are-latest-college-sports-maladies