The Big Lead has reported that the University of Michigan has awarded senior basketball player Andrew Dakich with a scholarship. If that last name sounds familiar, his dad is Dan Dakich. Former collegiate player turned broadcaster and radio host who isn’t short on giving his opinions and ridiculous takes.
This was a very nice move by Michigan and head coach John Beilein. But, I can’t help but give this the side eye. This is exactly the type of propaganda the NCAA lives for. The mythical notion that it is an institution that cares about its student athletes. The notion that a student athlete who works and studies hard (Dakich is a 2x academic all american) can also play big time division I sports. What about the many other athletes who aren’t equipped to handle big time division I sports and academics at a place like Michigan or anywhere for that matter?
Kudos to Andrew and this is obviously well deserved. Just don’t expect me to champion the cause of a hypocritical institution like the NCAA.
See video below of Andrew getting surprised.
Things that were racing through my mind when I see two officers interrupt Coach B during a team meeting.. My goodness. Beyond grateful pic.twitter.com/hQrxtQ2F5s
— Andrew Dakich (@daycheck3) January 10, 2017