Yale student Patrick Witt is a history major and a Rhodes scholarship finalist. He’s also the football team’s starting quarterback.On Nov. 19, he has his final Rhodes interview in Atlanta, but he also has a big game against Harvard in New Haven.
Which one will he chose?
The Yale quarterback is trying to finagle it so he doesn’t have to chose — he could do the interview at 8 a.m. and still make the noon kickoff.
We assume he and the Rhodes people will figure out a way to accommodate him, and it’ll all work out in the end.
But before you go saying that Witt’s story represents all that is good in college sports, realise that a bigtime D-I athlete had the same decision in 2008.
Florida State safety Myron Rolle had his final Rhodes interview on the same day as a game against Maryland. He interviewed in Birmingham, won the scholarship, and arrived in Maryland midway through the game.
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