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Hardship waivers too tough for NCAA

It's impossible for the organization to decide levels of need in face of suffering

Originally Published: September 6, 2013
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

A lot of oxygen has been spent in the past year wondering just where the NCAA fits in the world as it's currently constructed. The ozone could blow trying to settle that debate.

Here's where it doesn't belong: trying to decide levels of misery, who is and isn't legitimately sick, and which family members matter to an individual and which do not.

In November, an NCAA subcommittee tried to tinker yet again with its hardship waiver rule, offering up new guidelines to explain the process ...

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