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World's Oldest JuCo Player Declared Ineligible

The strange tale of Ken Mink, the 73-year-old college basketball player, took an odd turn as he was recently declared ineligible—and, strangely enough, it wasn't because he is a 73-year-old man playing college basketball.


National Junior College Athletic Association has declared Mink academically ineligible, because he flunked Spanish. Mink says it's all a big misunderstanding, and that he took on another class to make up for it, but that class was taken at a different school than the one he plays at and it's all a huge administrative nightmare. But his school, Roane State in Tennessee, has already had to forfeit one game and Mink may have to sit out Senior Citizen Night, where "he planned to dress in a retro jersey, and a rap song he had produced about his experience would be unveiled."

Oh .... on second thought, maybe that's for the best.

73-year-old basketball player ruled ineligible : Basketball : Knoxville News Sentinel [Knoxville News]
Geriatric hoopster ruled ineligible [APIAS]

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