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Styles collide at Champions Classic

Updated: November 13, 2012, 9:17 AM ET
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

We've given the most important date in college basketball the Heisman for too long now. It's time for Jan. 8 to be recognized annually.

It was on that date in 1972 that the NCAA decided to reverse its own rule and allow freshmen to participate in college basketball and football, unknowingly leading us to the most controversial player in our game today: the whippersnapper.

These pesky college toddlers dominate our conversations, from the moment they sign with their college until the ...

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