Why Sports Scholarship is an Oxymoron

“You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle” — Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

“That’s so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my clothes.” — Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker

“You guys line up alphabetically by height” — Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach

“I play football. I’m not trying to be a professor. The tests don’t seem to make sense to me, measuring your brain on stuff I haven’t been through in school.” — Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who was ineligible as a freshman because of academic requirements

“I know the Virginia players are smart because you need a 1500 SAT to get in. I have to drop bread crumbs to get our players to andfrom class” — George Raveling, Washington State basketball coach

“Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.” — Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter Don King

“I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.” — Shaquille O’Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece

“The ballparks have gotten too crowded. That’s why nobody goes to see the game anymore.” — Yogi Berra

“I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.” — Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh

“Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” — Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann

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