View From a Height
Commentary from the Mile High City
Wednesday, July 16, 2003

On a lighter note, the difficulties that Ohio State and its star player, Maurice Clarett, find themselves in, prompted this memory from a James Thurber memoir, The Thurber Album. Thurber, himself an OSU alum, wrote, concerning a track star whose professor had gotten the better of him in class:

He had mistaken his professor for one of those who pampered athletes, in a tradition that began in 1916, when Ohio State's football team won its first Western Conference title.

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