Paul L. Caron

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Georgetown Baseball Program Placed on NCAA Probation

Hoya Baseball Picture Yesterday, in blogging about attending my son's first college soccer game, I mentioned my underwhelming college baseball career at Georgetown. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I found this picture from the student newspaper recording one of my few highlights -- scoring in a rare win against Navy.  (If you think I am being falsely modest, check out these stats, showing that I was no threat to make this list.)

In a strange coincidence, the NCAA yesterday released this report concluding that the Georgetown baseball program had misused federal work-study funds by allowing 26 baseball players to receive $62,000 over seven years for work they did not perform.  The NCAA placed Georgetown on three years probation.  For more details, see Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

Note to any current or future White House staffers vetting me for a Tax Court judgeship:  I can categorically state that I worked every hour I was paid for in my work-study job at Georgetown as a teaching assistant to Government Professor Walter Giles (a position previously held by Bill Clinton).

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Sorry, you can't become a Tax Court judge. This blog is now "too big to fail."

Posted by: Joe Kristan | Sep 4, 2009 5:42:37 AM

Is there a problem with Georgetown's math department or the proofreading staff of the newspaper? 3 for 25 does not make for a .143 average. 1 for 7 would, which I assume is the case if you played in five games. But, with those two walks, you've got a .300 on-base. You're the French god of walks!

Posted by: Mark Finnegan | Sep 4, 2009 5:27:43 AM

I think you can do a lot better than the Tax Court, Paul.

Better to be there as a litigant.

Posted by: mike livingston | Sep 3, 2009 12:22:02 PM