Creates unfair advantage wrote:
Trying to imagine what it must be like to be Lickety, waking up in his mom's basement every day; fearful knowing he may encounter someone/things different from himself or *GASP* someone/something that might actually make him have to work for something!
Licketry raises many legitimate concerns and he provides solutions. People can agree or disagree but most I have read on this thread just bash him.
It is my opinion that the problem is with the NCAA and it trickles down from there. NCAA rules enable programs and coaches to manipulate outcomes. Specific to running, the age manipulation creates obvious unfair advantage and obvious diminished outcomes for those athletes that don’t have the same age manipulation advantages at their disposal. I strongly feel age manipulation is a deterrent to longer term development of athletes in the normal age span of college due to them having to over train in high school and in college just to make it. Critical athletic development and maturation periods are speed up to reach or get over a bar that is set so high from much older athletes and the constant plucking of international standouts that it is no wonder so many of the younger athletes become injured and or burnt out. The NCAA is the real problem and until they change there will be more and more of the same exploitation.
- Precisely why Isai Rodriguez (OK State) should go PRO now!" Generational AMERICAN talent!