As those we have been anywhere near a radio, television or newspaper since yesterday afternoon now know, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has ruled that LeBron James, the 6-6 wunderkind basketball player from Akron's St. Vincent/St. Mary High School, is no longer eligible to compete in interscholastic basketball. Mike Sullivan reported yesterday, after speaking with SportsAmerica's Kevin Foley, that the McDonald's selection committee is delaying any action on this situation pending the results of James' appeal of this finding. more
Less than 24 hours into the next news cycle, there has already been a lot written on this. So we scanned the news on the internet to provide a sample of what columnists are writing. In addition, complete coverage from the local papers, Akron Beacon-Journal and Cleveland Plain Dealer, is also included.
Controversy leaves LeBron in limbo; No longer high school star, athlete not officially a professional
Lawyer -- OHSAA rule can be fought; Lee Plakas says bylaw not intended for use in situation like James'
Around the nation
Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Daugherty: LeBron's ABCs will come in NBA; Basketball prodigy outgrows amateur world around him
Indianapolis Star's David Lee Morgan Jr: Miles knows where James is coming from; He was the No. 3 pick in 2000 NBA draft out of high school; Ohio H.S. star could follow suit
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