I saw this story this morning, and I thought I'd pass it along.
It's about a college football player who graduated in 2 1/2 years with a 3.75 GPA (for you European readers, that is a very, very, very rare achievement), and spent last year as a Rhodes Scholar.
Now, the Tn. Titans have drafted him.
Until very, very, very recently, scholastic excellence included athletic excellence. To excel at school meant to excel in the classroom, and on some playing field.
We yet took seriously the idea of mens sana in corpore sano.
It is good to know that some of us still do.
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