Monday, March 12, 2007

Ex-Marine to Play in NCAA Tournament [J. Mark English]

Its stories like these that make me proud of being so absorbed by the sporting world. This is from ESPN:

Rich Young's road to the NCAA Tournament includes a firefight in Iraq and peacekeeping in Kosovo.

Now that the North Texas senior forward -- an ex-Marine and Iraq War veteran -- is about to play in the postseason tournament, he can hardly believe his good fortune.

"I always wanted to play in the NCAA Tournament, and I always wanted to play college basketball in Division I," Young said Monday. "And it's hard to believe I actually get that opportunity."...

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