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Sports Speak Up! Reader says NCAA should have uniform code of conduct

REGARDING NMSU’s dropping of their student-athlete code of conduct and switching it to the less stringent university code of conduct—it is interesting that the switch took place shortly before their men’s basketball team’s All-WAC player and leading scorer from last season pleaded no contest to a felony, with the charges coming before he was admitted to NMSU. However, NMSU’s decision should be irrelevant. Doesn’t the NCAA have a universal student-athlete code of conduct that specifies whether or not a person with a felony on their record should be allowed to participate in athletics? If not, they should.

— The Advocate

WITH THE CHANGED standards for athletes, I doubt NMSU is going back to the days of basketball players getting in fights and beating up students at the Great American Food and Beverage in Las Cruces. Say what you will about Neil McCarthy, but that guy could teach a bunch of juvenile delinquents to play ball.

— Former Las Crucen

AS SOON AS Geoff Grammer announced that the Lobos would play Auburn in Brooklyn at the Legends Classic, I thought that it would be an excellent opportunity for the Lobos to avenge the Aggies’ NCAA tournament loss to the same Tiger team. We got your back bro.

— DDVK

PREDICTING THE final four in any men’s tennis major is like wondering if the sun will rise in the East (the 4th spot might be tricky). Tennis officials should simply start each major at the semis with Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, and a player to be named later. About as exciting as watching paint dry.

— Allan, ABQ

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