By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Saturday, December 10 – 8:45 AM
LeBron Has NCAA Eligibility to Play Football at Ohio State: No this is not a fake news headline — if he wanted to, LeBron James could play college football at Ohio State. Here’s the deal. During the Michigan game, J.R. Smith asked the question if he and King James still had eligibility to play college football, since both went straight to the NBA out of high school. Aaron Dodson did some digging and found the answer: “Technically, the answer is yes. An NBA player could be granted NCAA eligibility in every collegiate sport except basketball. “Generally, speaking,” said an NCAA representative in an email, “if a player were to be drafted and compete as a member of an NBA team, then he would not be eligible to compete in basketball at the college level. However, he could participate in a different sport.”” I have a feeling those Lebron Ohio State jerseys would sell pretty well.
One of the best rivalries in all of sport was born on November 29, 1890. On that day, Navy football came to West Point and defeated the Black Knights 24-0. Next year, Army returned the favor in Annapolis — upending the Midshipmen 32-16. Today they meet for the 119 time, with Navy aiming to extend a series record 14 straight victories. Good luck to both. Thanks for clicking on The Buckeye Daily — the Ohio State morning football briefing the press, program and fans read, edited by Sporting News college football reporter Jim Baird. Know someone who would appreciate this e-mail? Sign up here or send me a line firstname.lastname@example.org. And join the squad following on Twitter @buckeyedaily.
1) Report: Ed Warinner Could Replace Jeff Brohm at Western Kentucky, DJ Byrnes, Eleven Warriors – December 9
2) BREAKING: Bearcats Negotiating Contract with Luke Fickell, Russell Johnson, Bearcat Report – December 10
3) Raekwon McMillan still trying to tackle expectations, Bill Rabinowitz, Columbus Dispatch – December 9
4) Facing – and beating – Heisman finalists nothing new for Ohio State, Austin Ward, ESPN – December 9