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Oklahoma State Basketball Coach Mike Boynton Says The NCAA Should Extend Eligibility After March Madness Is Canceled

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Oklahoma State basketball coach Mike Boynton thinks seniors should be allowed another year of eligibility.

March Madness was officially canceled Thursday because of the coronavirus, and that means most seniors have played their last moments of college basketball. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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However, Boynton thinks that shouldn’t be the case. According to Jeff Goodman, he said, “Seniors, if they want, should have another year. Special permission on scholarship numbers for an unprecedented circumstance. Next year only.”

While I understand we’re in a very emotional time right now for everybody involved, you can’t do this. You just can’t.

I wish we could let all the seniors have a happy ending. I really do. I wish every single player in America had a better ending than the one we got, but extending eligibility isn’t an option.

It’d screw way too much up, and it’s not even really fair. If you wanted to be fair, you could only extend it to seniors who were going to be on tournament teams.

Given the fact that we have no idea who would have been in the tournament for the most part, it’s not a realistic plan at all.

 

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Again, I wish we could have a better ending. I really do, but letting seniors hang around really isn’t an option.