Lest it be concluded from recent academic transcript scandals and intimations of classroom cheating by athletes that it's impossible these days to be both a college student and a jock, please meet David Stotts, a reserve guard on the Indiana University Southeast basketball team who, after having been sidelined with a knee injury, was playing himself back into shape with the school's junior varsity team in a game against the Hanover College jayvees. Stotts played the first half but then excused himself at halftime to attend a computer-programming class. When the class ended, he returned to the gym to find out how the game had turned out only to discover that it was in the third overtime, that three of his teammates had fouled out, that each of the four remaining players had four fouls and that Stotts's team was clinging to an 83-81 lead.
Stotts rushed to the dressing room, put on his uniform and returned to the game. We're pleased to report that, his class out of the way and his conscience clear, Stotts hit a free throw in the waning seconds to help seal an 86-83 win.